Lady Gaga Calls Tony Bennett’s Alzheimer’s Fight ‘Heartbreaking’ To Witness

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November 24, 2021 5:46PM EST

Lady Gaga got affectional arsenic she spoke astir Tony Bennett’s conflict with Alzheimer’s a time aft the brace were nominated for 6 Grammys.

Lady Gaga revealed what it feels similar for her to ticker 1 of her “most favourite people” Tony Bennett conflict Alzheimer’s. Calling it “heartbreaking,” the popular superstar, 35, said she witnessed the 95-year-old fable conflict with the illness arsenic they recorded their Grammy-nominated medium together, per her Nov. 24 interrogation with The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show.

Lady Gaga Tony BennettTony Bennett and Lady Gaga airy the Empire State Building successful grant of Bennett’s 90th day successful New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

“Tony is 1 of my astir favourite radical connected the full satellite and I emotion him with each my heart. I emotion his household with each my heart, I emotion his wife, Susan, with each my heart. I can’t archer you however overmuch I learned from him and what it’s similar to sing with a fable for truthful galore years,” Gaga explained. “I’ve sung with Tony for astir 10 years, and it’s heartbreaking to ticker what he’s going done having Alzheimer’s.”

The House of Gucci star went connected to springiness proposal connected however to assistance those struggling Alzheimer’s oregon dementia. “If you are with that idiosyncratic that you love, play immoderate euphony from their puerility and I committedness you that they volition travel to beingness successful a mode that is not expected, and not everyone you know, each lawsuit is antithetic and everybody’s different, but they’re inactive determination and my bosom goes retired to you and this medium was made portion helium had Alzheimer’s and we sang it portion helium had Alzheimer’s and helium was inactive capable to bash it, I americium conscionable floored by him.”

Lady Gaga Tony BennettLady Gaga and Tony Bennett look appear backstage with their awards astatine the the 57th Grammys astatine Staples Center successful Los Angeles successful 2015. (Phil McCarten/UPI/Shutterstock)

In February, Tony revealed helium had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2016. In an nonfiction for AARP detailing the struggle, helium besides announced helium was signaling his 2nd medium with Gaga. The record, Love for Sale, a Cole Porter tribute, was released connected October 1. On Tuesday, the collaboration landed the duo a whopping six Grammy nominations — including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Best Music Video, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

And this isn’t the archetypal clip the darling duo person teamed up and been recognized. In 2015, they took location the Best Traditional Pop Vocals Grammy for their medium Cheek to Cheek.