‘Just simply being the woman that got to walk him off stage, that’s enough for me,’ Lady Gaga remarked about performing with Tony Bennett
Veteran singer Tony Bennett, 95, who was revealed to be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, bid an emotional adieu to his music career that spanned seven decades. The legendary artist delivered an emotional final performance with Lady Gaga at the Radio City Music Hall in October 2021, enthralling the audience once and for all with his extraordinary vocals. More significantly, the singer magically overcame his struggles with Alzheimer’s and dementia the moment he started singing. To Lady Gaga’s delight, Tony Bennett even managed to remember her name without fail, despite his struggle with day-to-day activities.
In August 2021, Tony Bennett’s son and manager Danny Bennett had revealed that his father is permanently retiring from stage owing to health issues. Six of the singer’s upcoming shows were canceled, which made the Radio City Music Hall concert his final one. Throughout an illustrious career of over 70 years, Bennett had collaborated with icons like Frank Sinatra, Bill Evans, Chuck Wayne, Diana Krall, Amy Winehouse, and Lady Gaga. With Gaga, he has recorded two albums, ‘Cheek to Cheek’ in 2014 and his last ever album Love for Sale in 2021. The 20-time Grammy awardee is presently married to Susan Crow, who is 40 years younger than him, but has devoted herself to become Bennett’s full-time caregiver.
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At the end of Tony Bennett’s performance at Radio City Music Hall, Lady Gaga escorted him off the stage one last time. “Just simply being the woman that got to walk him off stage, that’s enough for me,” says Lady Gaga. https://t.co/s33c5rWpCD pic.twitter.com/ORA8joMKDe
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Tony Bennett’s preparation for his last big concert with Lady Gaga was documented by ’60 Minutes’. Host Anderson Cooper interacted with his family as well as Lady Gaga to learn about their struggles, experiences and cherished memories with the maestro. Gaga, who was overwhelmed to be the person to escort Bennett off the stage for the last time ever, remarked, “Just simply being the woman that got to walk him off stage, that’s enough for me.”
While sharing her experience of working with him, Gaga revealed, “It’s emotional. It’s hard to watch somebody change. He really pushed through something to give the world the gift of knowing that things can change & you can still. Brinkwire Brief News.