On Tuesday, Bobby Womack announced that he was suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, saying “It’s not bad yet but will get worse.”

Today he issued a statement thanking his fans for the love and support they have shown since the announcement.

Thanks to all of my fans for their prayers and well wishes. I truly appreciate and can feel your love. With the support of many good doctors, my family, and all of my wonderful fans, I will continue to write and perform and bring the good music to the people for as long as I can.

Last year, Womack released his first album of original material in 17 years, The Bravest Man in the World. It is reported he is already working on a follow-up.

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