Steve Lawrence, the 1960s-era singer and comic who carried out at nightclubs and on tv together with his spouse Eydie Gorme, stated on Tuesday he has been recognized with Alzheimer's illness.
In a letter launched by his publicist, the 83-year-old Lawrence stated the illness was in its early levels and he was "being handled with drugs underneath the supervision of a few of the best docs within the subject."
"Fortuitously, they've managed to decelerate this horrific course of," he stated.
Lawrence married Gorme in 1957 and collectively they turned a staple on American late-night and selection tv packages. Their playful husband-and-wife banter was a particular factor of their performances over the many years.
"We Obtained Us," the primary album from the duo that got here to be often known as Steve & Eydie, gained a Grammy in 1960. Gorme died in 2013.
Lawrence stated he was "dwelling my life, going out in public and making an attempt to spend as a lot time as potential with my household and associates whereas I'm nonetheless capable of interact and luxuriate in."
"I ask in your prayers, your good needs and implore you to seek out the enjoyment each day, as a result of what I really feel is gratitude, love and hope — nothing extra and nothing much less, and I hope yow will discover the identical," he added.