Singer Engelbert Humperdinck: British balladeer Engelbert Humperdinck, himself diagnosed with Covid-19, has given a plea for the wellbeing of his wife as she battles the disease while facing Alzheimer’s.
For decades, Humperdinck has delighted audiences with hits such as Release Me and The Last Waltz, among many others, and now he asks for the love of prayer to come around.
“He posted, “Dear friends,” on social media. I can’t afford the time it takes to sound like a pillar of strength and look like that. I don’t have the right words, but I do know that I have to say trust.
He reached out on Twitter last week, saying “after almost a year of an abundance of caution and care, Covid caught up with us and found a way to our home.”
I know I’m going to be all right in my heart, but our hearts are breaking, and we need a miracle for my lovely mom,” he said Wednesday on Instagram and Facebook” (Feb 3).
“Her Alzheimer’s disease and the blow of Covid left her in need of all the love she’d ever given to return a million times to her.”
He and his family would pray nightly at 8 pm even before Covid came along, making it “not only personal, as it goes out to all those who suffer from the pandemic and other life-threatening diseases,” he wrote.
“All of us must pray for each other.”
Even in the midst of this heartbreak, gratitude has also made its way in, said Humperdinck.
“I am painfully aware that during this pandemic, so many are unable to be with their loved ones,” he wrote, “so I am beyond grateful that I am able to be with my wife at this time and thank God every day.”
Singer Engelbert Humperdinck