Singer Bobby Vee retiring from public life
FARGO, N.D. -- Bobby Vee, the Fargo-born pop music legend, announced on his blog today that he has Alzheimer's disease and will be retiring from public life.
Vee, 69, said in the blog post that he was diagnosed with mild stages of the disease a little more than a year ago. Since that time, he wrote, he's chosen to remain private and focus on family and music.
Up until recently, Vee had maintained a consistent touring schedule, playing about 50 international shows in 2010.
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