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Tony Christie, 76, fears he might have dementia after revealing his 'memory has been getting worse' and he now needs an autocue for his lyrics

By Bryony Jewell For Mailonline

Published: 01:20 GMT, 2 November 2019 | Updated: 01:23 GMT, 2 November 2019

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Singer Tony Christie has revealed he's concerned he is developing dementia after noticing his memory has been getting worse over the past few years.

The (Is This The Way To) Amarillo star, 76, said that despite performing the same songs for 50 years he now needs the lyrics on an autocue.

Although currently touring in Germany, Tony said he will get checked out when back in the UK - although he'd prefer not to know if he has the condition.

Worried: Singer Tony Christie, 76, has said he's worried he could be developing dementia after noticing his memory has been getting worse for the past few years (pictured in October)

Worried: Singer Tony Christie, 76, has said he's worried he could be developing dementia after noticing his memory has been getting worse for the past few years (pictured in October) 

Tony told the Mirror: 'I've noticed for a few years now that my memory has been getting worse, which is a serious concern especially as there's history of dementia in my family.

'It's got to the point where I have to have the lyrics to all the songs I perform live written on autocue, and most of them I've been singing for half a century.' 

However the star tried to remain positive, and added: 'If it is bad news I’m expecting jokes from people saying they always suspected as much, seeing as I clearly still don’t know the way to Amarillo 48 years after that song was first a hit.' 

Performer: The (Is This The Way To) Amarillo star, pictured in 1973, revealed that he now has to have his lyrics on an autocue even though he's been singing them for half a century

Performer: The (Is This The Way To) Amarillo star, pictured in 1973, revealed that he now has to have his lyrics on an autocue even though he's been singing them for half a century 

Tony also revealed he has had to write down his bandmates' names as to ensure he doesn't

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