Lady Gaga heartbroken over Tony Bennett’s battle with Alzheimers
The vocalists have a lot to commemorate after they were chosen for 6 Grammy Awards on Tuesday for their Cole Porter homage album, “Love for Sale.”
“Tony is one of my most favorite people on the whole planet and I love him with all my heart. I love his family with all my heart, I love his wife, Susan, with all my heart. I can’t tell you how much I learned from him and what it’s like to sing with a legend for so many years,” Gaga stated. “I’ve sung with Tony for almost 10 years, and it’s heartbreaking to watch what he’s going through having Alzheimer’s.”
Gaga spoke how music can often assist individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
The “House of Gucci” star included, “If you are with that person that you love, play some music from their childhood and I promise you that they will come to life in a way that is not expected, and not everyone you know, every case is different and everybody’s different, but they’re still there and my heart goes out to you and this album was made while he had Alzheimer’s and we sang it while he had Alzheimer’s and he was still able to do it, I am just floored by him.”
Gaga and Bennett won a Grammy in 2015 for finest standard pop vocals for their album “Cheek to Cheek.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.