Country music legend Glen Campbell has released a heartbreaking video featuring the last song he will ever record.
A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Campbell, 78, has hundreds of songs in his repertoire, including “Wichita Lineman” and “Rhinestone Cowboy,” but few will match the raw emotion of his final song.
First diagnosed in 2011, Campbell, is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease and the song, “I’m Not Going To Miss You,” is a goodbye to his wife of nearly 32 years, Kim, and to his millions of fans.
“I’m still here but yet I’m gone,” the song begins. Later, he tells his wife, “You’re the last person I will love / you’re the last face I will recall.”
The video includes priceless memories of his life and even includes scenes with his doctor. The message behind the song is that Campbell will not miss his wife because he will no longer remember her when his memory fades.
Admitted to a special care facility in Nashville in April, Campbell is said to be in the end stages of the disease where conversation is no longer possible.
“Sadly, Glen’s condition has progressed enough that we were no longer able to keep him at home,” Campbell’s family said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “He is getting fantastic care and we get to see him every day. Our family wants to thank everyone for their continued prayers, love and support.”
Watch the video here, and don’t forget the tissue!
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