Tony Bennett has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, he said on Monday in

AARP The Magazine

.

The crooner was diagnosed in 2016.

"Life is a gift - even with Alzheimer's," tweets Bennett, following the article in

AARP The Magazine

, published by an advocacy group dedicated to aging diseases.

In the magazine, his wife Susan and son Danny let us know what the life of the singer currently looks like.

Under circumstances Bennett is doing well and he can still play the piano and sing.

Periods of fear, anger and depression, some serious symptoms of the disease, the artist has not yet had.

Bennett broke through more than 65 years ago and is active as a crooner, just like Frank Sinatra, among others.

The latter was a great admirer of Bennett.

The artist scored several hits, including

I left my heart in San Francisco

, for which he received one of his eighteen Grammys.

At a later age he was still very active, singing duets with famous contemporary pop stars such as Michael Bublé, Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga.

With the singer he recorded the duet album

Cheek to Cheek

, a sequel to this is planned for the spring of 2021.

Life is a gift - even with Alzheimer's.

Thank you to Susan and my family for their support, and @AARP The Magazine for telling my story.Read more here: https://t.co/R05A4jc5BF📸 Kelsey Bennett

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