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Glen Campbell cancels Aussie tour

Glen Campbell
Aug 3, 2012 Updated Jan 31, 2013

The 76 year old won't make it to Australian shores with Kenny Rogers in the next few weeks because of health reasons.

Australia would have been Campbell's final international stop on his 'Goodbye Tour' with Rogers, though doctors advised the country star that he was not up for "the very long flight that it would require" to get him here because of his battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Kenny Rogers will continue on the tour accompanied by Aussie country artists filling Campbell's big shoes.

A statement from event promoters reads: "Due to a decline in his Alzheimer's condition his medical specialists have advised that the long international flight from Los Angeles would be detrimental to his health. No one had anticipated the travel complication or impact on coming to our distant locations."

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Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host, and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, and for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television.During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has released more than 70 albums. He has sold 45 million records and...

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