Legendary singer Steve Lawrence revealed Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer's.

Business Insider reports that the news was confirmed in a letter sent by his spokesman Howard Bragman.

Lawrence said he felt he needed to speak out in light of recent rumors and media inquiries.

Lawrence said; "I have lived and am living a wonderful, joyous life filled with love, support and amazing moments".

The 83-year-old crooner is known for solo hits including the ballad "Go Away, Little Girl" and his work with Broadway show tunes.

Lawrence also sang alongside his wife Eydie Gormay in the pop duo "Steve and Eydie" from 1957-2013.


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