Lady Gaga has paid a touching tribute to her late friend Tony Bennett. “As many of you know Tony is battling Alzheimers,” she posted on Instagram Thursday. “This summer we toured around the U.S. and Europe and I wrote him some of the most beautiful music for him to honor his decades with me. I’m so proud of that record and the one that I’ll be doing for the holidays. He just had to take some time off and I’m grateful to Yves [Montemayor] for stepping in and giving him the opportunity to spend some time with us to let him know our love for him.”
Lady Gaga described the piano master as her “hero,” and that in a way, her mother “showed some amazing unconditional love” by asking Tony not to play on the new album because of his illness. “So I made a new one and we sang it for him a few weeks ago right by his bedside and I have to tell you that I think of him every time I sing it,” she continued. “I still love him and I miss him. He was my hero and he still is. #vitsaseau #voiceofageneration.”
Lady Gaga’s words are especially heart-wrenching since the news this week that her fiance, Christian Carino, has joined the showbiz law firm Greenberg Glusker to serve as vice chairman. This comes after the couple secretly tied the knot in August.
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