60's crooner Steve Lawrence reveals Alzheimer's diagnosis

Steve Lawrence is living with Alzheimer's.

His spokesman released a letter today from the veteran entertainer that addressed "a number of rumors." The pop crooner, who turns 84 next month, says he's "in the early stages. I am being treated with medications under the supervision of some of the finest doctors in the field. Fortunately, they have managed to slow down this horrific process. I’m living my life, going out in public and trying to spend as much time as possible with my family and friends while I am still able to engage and enjoy."

The Brooklyn, New York native and his late wife and singing partner Eydie Gorme became noted interpreters of the Great American Songbook, and enjoyed considerable pop success in the pre-Beatles era. He took the Carole King Gerry Goffin tune "Go Away Little Girl" to number-one, and his Don Costa-produced singles "Pretty Blue Eyes" and "Footsteps" went Top 10. (People.com)

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