Susan Benedetto and the rest of Tony Bennett’s family said that he has Alzheimer’s in February 2021. Bennett is 95 years old at the time. Tony was able to enjoy his last shows to the fullest during his back-to-back shows at Radio City Music Hall with Lady Gaga, who has been his musical partner for the past few years.
In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Susan was honest about how her husband’s illness has changed their lives. She said, “Thank goodness he knows who I am. His kids, you know, we are lucky in a lot of ways.” He’s very sweet.”
She also talked about how Tony was diagnosed. Susan says that Tony didn’t know what was wrong with him. “He doesn’t know he has it,” she said.
Tony has shown over the years that he knows a lot about music. He can sing many of his hits without having to look at the lyrics or sheet music. “Tony likes to say that he’s in the business of making people happy, and he still is,” she said.
Tony Bennett was told he had Alzheimer’s by Dr. Gayatri Devi in 2017. The doctor said that Tony “knows he’s Tony Bennett and he knows how to act like Tony Bennett. That part of his brain is just so a part of his brain that he was born with. It’s also a part of his brain that gives his life real meaning and purpose, and it’s full of feelings.”
Dr. Devi went on to say, “I think another thing that makes music unique is that it affects a very emotional part of the brain. Music is stored in different parts of the brain, including parts that deal with feelings, so it’s easy to be moved by it when you hear it.
Tony has worked with a lot of different artists before. But Lady Gaga is one of the people he works with most often. She has become close friends with Tony Bennett and also works with him. Lady Gaga thought about what his last performance meant to her after she heard the news. “It’s not a sad story,” she said. It makes you feel. It’s hard to see someone you care about change.”
She went on, “I think what’s been beautiful and difficult about this is seeing how it affects him in some ways but doesn’t change his talent. I think he really worked hard at something to show the world that things can change and you can still be great.”
Tony Bennett is a jazz singer from the United States. He is best known for singing standards and “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” which has become his signature song.
Bennett has also been interested in art for as long as he can remember. The Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art have shown his paintings, which he signs with his given name, “Anthony Benedetto.” And in 1999, he started Benedetto Arts LLC to handle this part of his artistic career.
Tony Bennett is sick with Alzheimer’s. This is the most common type of dementia caused by getting old. Alzheimer’s is marked by a gradual loss of memory that makes it hard to talk, understand, remember important things, and recognize loved ones. Because of this, they need help from caregivers all the time.