Glen Campbell to Reunite With Addict Son

By McCarton Ackerman 05/31/12

The country music legend hopes he can help his estranged son recover from addiction.

glen campbell.jpg
Glen hopes to reconnect with Kane before it's
too late.
Photo via

Country music legend Glen Campbell has put together nine No. 1 singles and nine Grammy awards throughout a career spanning six decades, but now he's hoping have the same success with his family. The 76-year-old singer, who admitted last year that he is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, is trying to reunite with his estranged drug addict son Kane Campbell and help him turn his life around. Kane was released from California's Corcoran State Prison last year on vandalism charges and has struggled with addiction for several years. "I've heard my son Kane is out of prison and I would be glad to help him out," said Glen. Kane recently spoke with the National Enquirer and said he is also open to the reunion, hoping to mend fences with his father before his mental condition gets worse. "I don't want my dad to die thinking I was the son who never got his life together," said Kane. "I just want one more chance to tell him that I love him and that I'm sorry—and I want to say goodbye." Let's hope the reunion takes place soon because Glen is heading off to Australia and New Zealand this summer as part of his farewell tour for a series of shows with fellow country legend Kenny Rogers.

Please read our comment policy. - The Fix

McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.