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Glen Campbell Axes Australia/New Zealand Leg of Farewell Tour Citing Health Concerns

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Alas, the long goodbye has been cut short Down Under.

Country legend Glen Campbell has been forced to scrap the Australia and New Zealand leg of his Goodbye Tour because the overseas trip would be just too hard for him given his recent Alzheimer's diagnosis.

"Yes, it is true. He will continue to play U.S. dates, but the travel required to Down Under would be too taxing," his rep tells E! News.

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The decision to cancel the Oz portion of the trek means diehard fans in that part of the world will miss out on catching the 76-year-old  "Rhinestone Cowboy" for what he had previously announced as his swan song tour.

Fans have one small consolation however. Campbell's touring partner, Kenny Rogers, plans to proceed on the month-long jaunt with local country artists substituting for the ailing singer's co-headlining slot.

Campbell's been on the road in support of his final album, Ghost on the Canvas, and so far his Alzheimer's hasn't impacted his performances, especially since he's been using a teleprompter to aid him in case he forgets any lyrics.

No other international dates are currently scheduled. The Grammy winner's itinerary resumes Saturday with a show in Cary, N.C., followed by stops in Alexandria, Va., Goshen, Ind., Springfield, Mo., and Albuquerque, N.M.

Campbell's final concert on the tour is slated for Oct. 20 in Torrington, Conn.

—Reporting by Holly Passalaqua

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