Lady Gaga heartbroken over Tony Bennett’s battle with Alzheimers

The singers have much to celebrate after they were nominated for six Grammy Awards Tuesday for their Cole Porter tribute album “Love for Sale.”

After the nominations, Gaga appeared on BBC Radio 2’s “The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show” and talked about the 95-year-old Bennett and his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, which Bennett first revealed in February.

“Tony is one of my favorite people on the entire planet and I love him with all my heart. I love his family with all my heart, I love his wife, Susan, with all my heart. I can’t tell you how I learned so much from him and what it’s like to sing with a legend for so many years, “Gaga said. “I’ve been singing with Tony for almost 10 years, and it’s heartbreaking to see what’s going on with Alzheimer’s disease.”

Gaga talked about how music can sometimes help people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

The “House of Gucci” star added: “If you are with that person you love, put on some music from his childhood and I promise it will come to life in a way that is not expected, and not everyone you meet, each case is different and they’re all different but they’re still there and my heart goes out to you and this album was made while he had Alzheimer’s and we sang it while he had Alzheimer’s and he could still do it, I’m just knocked down by him. “

Gaga and Bennett won a 2015 Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Voice for their album “Cheek to Cheek.”

The two filmed a television special in August, “One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga,” which will air Sunday on CBS.


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