Although being in seemingly good health, the singer said: “It does have its challenges, but I’m feeling good and I feel very positive about it. I’m feeling better every day. [I’m] just dealing with it as best I can, and just keep the music coming.
“I take my meds. I do my workouts. I’m in pretty good shape. I’m feeling good. I want to stay productive, I just can’t do the traveling that I once did, but I have my wife there supporting me (and) friends.”
In a rare appearance the star took to stage in Las Vegas at a gala where he was being honoured.
Retirement or his illness has not stopped the singer from doing what he does best as he also revealed to Parade that he is always jotting down song ideas.