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Country music legend Glen Campbell has been forced to cancel his Australian "Goodbye Tour" due to his worsening health.
The tour, which extended into New Zealand and also headlines Kenny Rogers, would have required the 76-year-old to travel long distances.
"The long flight would have been too taxing for him," said Campbell's representative on Wednesday, according to CNN.
A country music Hall of Famer, Campbell set out on his world tour last year, shortly after he publicly announced his Alzheimer's diagnosis.
The "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer will finish the final show along his U.S. tour, including six more shows this month and two in October, according to his representative.
Rogers will continue the Australian tour, which kicks of Aug. 10 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Many Australian artists will also perform along the tour.
Despite his illness, Campbell released his final album, "Ghost on the Canvas," last fall. Also, the singer continues to deliver smooth performances, his family explained to CNN.
"He looks at me sometimes if he is confused, and I just smile at him," explained his daughter, Ashley, who plays the keyboard, banjo, and violin alongside her father on stage. "I just try to make him feel like he is surrounded by people that love him on stage."
The 5-time Grammy Award-winner joined the Beach Boys as a fill-in, but released his first solo record in 1962. His career took off in 1967 with two hit songs, "Gentle on My Mind" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix."
Campbell eventually went on to release hits "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston," and "Southern Nights," among many others.
Moreover, he became a television star when he hosted "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Happy Hour" in 1969.
On top of performing at this year's Grammy Awards, Campbell received the Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award.