Monty Python’s Terry Jones Reveals Dementia Diagnosis

Whenever Terry Jones dressed up as a woman for a Python sketch, I always laughed out loud. This, however, is not funny.

Jones, who is now 74, has announced that he’s been diagnosed with a “severe” form of dementia. His aphasia–the inability to speak–has progressed to the point where he is no longer to give interviews. In fact, he’s having trouble communicating about anything.

That was fast. Wasn’t it just two summers ago that Python had that triumphant stand at the O2 Arena in London?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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