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Kris Kristofferson Suffers From Memory Loss

Kris Kristofferson
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Kris Kristofferson is suffering from memory loss. The 77-year-old shared the sad news while promoting his new independent film, ‘The Motel Life,’ but says he has no plans to retire anytime soon.

“I wish my memory weren’t so bad,” he tells Fox News. “They tell me it’s from all the football and boxing and the concussions that I got. A couple of years ago, my memory just started going. But I can remember my songs, so I can perform but other than that …”

The Country Music Hall of Fame member, who has appeared in several hit movies, including ‘Stagecoach’ and ‘Blade,’ says music will always be his first love.

“The music is who I am. When I was a little boy I was writing songs, but I started doing them both (acting and performing) and was getting hired in the same week,” he explains. “Both were no preparation, no training. I had never been on stage and never even really played.”

The singer-songwriter insists he doesn’t want people’s pity. “I can’t think of anything that I could do that I haven’t done,” he maintains. “Maybe if I were to write and direct a film, but I don’t think I will ever do that. I just feel so lucky to be around and have worked with so many great people.”

While Kristofferson has had a successful career that has spanned more than 40 years, he says his biggest accomplishment has nothing to do with any of his professional achievements.

“I have a wife (Lisa Meyers) that has been married to me for 33 years and I have got eight children and they all like me,” he boasts. “I am very blessed and am at a very good point in my life.”

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