Kris Kristofferson says he has memory loss

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Kris Kristofferson is 77 and still acting, out promoting his new independent film, "The Motel Life," in which he has a supporting role, People reports.

But the longtime musician also reveals a growing struggle with memory loss.

"I wish my memory weren't so bad," he said. "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 ..."

Mr. Kristofferson is known as a Renaissance man, his early career focused on academics, as he attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, where he played rugby and boxed. The Texas native joined the Army, but after being offered a teaching job at West Point, he left the military to write songs, penning such hits as "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Sunday Mornin' Coming Down."

"I can't think of anything that I could do that I haven't done," said Mr. Kristofferson, who won a Golden Globe Award for best actor alongside Barbra Streisand in "A Star Is Born."


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