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Health concerns force Glen Campbell to cancel overseas tour

Glen Campbell at the 2012 Country Music Association Music Festival.
Glen Campbell at the 2012 Country Music Association Music Festival.Harrison Mcclary / REUTERS

Country singer Glen Campbell is canceling his upcoming tour with Kenny Rogers through Australia and New Zealand due to health reasons, the Associated Press reports.

A spokeswoman said Campbell – who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease last year -- isn't up for "the very long flight that it would require."

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Campbell has been on a Goodbye Tour, and the trip Down Under would have been his last international stop. The singer, however, is still scheduled for performances in the U.S. throughout the summer and into the fall.

Rogers will still make the tour through Australia and New Zealand, receiving help from Aussie country artists. The trek starts August 10 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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At the end of June, the "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer took the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for his last concert in his long-time home of Los Angeles, with tributes from artists including Jackson Browne and Kris Kristofferson. You can also watch this poignant clip for "A Better Place," in which Campbell revisits his life and career with Josh Homme.

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