Hal's wife previously revealed the country singer's diagnosis in a social media post. In her post, she wrote,
"Because of his love for his fans, he continued performing as long as it was possible. Dementia is an exhausting and confusing illness, and now it’s time for Hal to stay home with loved ones."
"Hal is otherwise healthy and happy, enjoying time with his family and friends."
Hal was also a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the country singer was known for songs like "I Know Where Love Lives," "Past the Point of Rescue," "Sure Love," "Stay Forever," Hearts Are Gonna Roll" and "Mama Knows the Highway."
Recently, Grand Ole Opry paid tribute to the singer. GOO uploaded a picture of Hal along with his quote and thanked the country singer. The quote was,
"There is an indescribable place on that stage where it feels like you are a part of history, a very fine history, and I really like that a lot. I felt the magic of the Opry the first time, and, so, I came to it in amazement." - Hal Ketchum