Lady Gaga shares her thoughts on Tony Bennett’s struggle with Alzheimer’s ahead of the ‘One Last Time’ special


Tony Bennett’s last performance is captured on camera One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett & Lady GagaThe CBS special “Escape from the City” airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. ET. At a stop on The Late Show With Stephen ColbertGaga spoke on Tuesday about Bennett’s love, and their close bond.

“He is a remarkable human being, he served our country, he also marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he used to sneak Duke Ellington into the back of hotels to play jazz music all night long,”The House of GucciColbert was told by star. “His commitment to civil rights, and to humanity, is something that he has taught me from a young age to take with me in all that I do. I love him very deeply.”

Bennett’s early stages of Alzheimers reminded her of a promise she made to Cole Porter that they would make an entire album of Cole Porter songs. Cheek to CheekThe album reached the top of charts. This album was later titled Love for Sale and it was released Sept. 30. They also performed Porter’s. “Anything Goes”Starting at Cheek to CheekRadio City Music Hall because it was easier to sing songs “he knew with me a little bit before his Alzheimer’s set on,”Colbert heard it from Gaga. But they performed some new songs together, because Gaga was his. “short-term memory was still there,”She said.

Gaga was also featured on BBC Radio 2 The Zoe Ball Breakfast ShowTuesday, she said that it was “heartbreaking to watch”Bennett goes through Alzheimer’s. “If you are with that person that you love, play some music from their childhood and I promise you that they will come to life in a way that is not expected, and not everyone you know, every case is different and everybody’s different, but they’re still there and my heart goes out to you,” Gaga said, notes CNN. “This album was made while he had Alzheimer’s and we sang it while he had Alzheimer’s and he was still able to do it, I am just floored by him.”

Bennett and Gaga were the Grammy winners for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Cheek to Cheek.Love for Sale Moreover, he was nominatedThey won Album of The Year, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Record, and Best Engineered, Non-Classical Grammys. Their recording of “I Get A Kick Out of You”Nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. It will air on CBS after it airs. One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett & Lady GagaParamount+ will stream the event. 

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