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Tony Bennett, 94, pictured with wife Susan Crow, 54, a month after revealing Alzheimer’s diagnosis

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Bennett, 94, is pictured with wife Susan Crow, 54, in Central Park a month after revealing his years-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease

  • Bennett’s outing on Tuesday comes nearly two months after the star announced that he has been battling  Alzheimer’s disease since 2016 
  • Tony began showing real signs of decline two years later, in 2018, when he began to record the follow up to his 2014 Cheek to Cheek album with Lady Gaga
  • ‘There’s a lot about him that I miss. Because he’s not the old Tony anymore … But when he sings, he’s the old Tony,’ said Bennett’s wife Susan in an interview with AARP in February
  • Tony first aired concerns over his health in 2015 when he admitted he was struggling to remember the names of his fellow musicians 

Tony Bennett was seen out publicly for the first time on Tuesday after announcing his years-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease last month.

The music legend, 94, held hands with his doting wife Susan Crow, 54, as they enjoyed a leisurely stroll around New York City‘s iconic Central Park.

Bennett braved the day in a grey windbreaker jacket, which he layered over a zip-up sweater shirt and a white dress shirt.

Spotted: Tony Bennett was seen out publicly for the first time on Tuesday, after announcing his years-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease via social media last month

Doting: The music legend, 94, held hands with his doting wife Susan Crow, 54, as they enjoyed a leisurely stroll around New York City's iconic Central Park

Doting: The music legend, 94, held hands with his doting wife Susan Crow, 54, as they enjoyed a leisurely stroll around New York City’s iconic Central Park

Tony, born Anthony Dominick Benedetto, completed his casual ensemble with some black velour sweatpants and a pair of bright white sneakers.

Susan, who wed the crooner in 2007, also sported a layered up look for her morning outing with Tony and rocked a head full of voluminous blonde hair.

She carried her Louis Vuitton purse in one hand, while helping Tony safely navigate the park’s sidewalk with the other.

Comfortable: Bennett braved the day in a grey windbreaker jacket, which he layered over a zip-up sweater shirt and a white dress shirt

Comfortable: Bennett braved the day in a grey windbreaker jacket, which he layered over a zip-up sweater shirt and a white dress shirt

Battle: The star announced in February that he has been battling Alzheimer's disease since 2016

Battle: The star announced in February that he has been battling Alzheimer’s disease since 2016

Taking a break from their stroll, the couple took a seat on a nearby bench.

At one point, Crow can be seen sweetly fixing her husband’s hair before they were approached by a masked park patron.

Tony appeared to be thanking the passerby as he cracked a subtle smirk and pressed his hands together with gratitude.

Support: Susan carried her Louis Vuitton purse in one hand, while helping Tony safely navigate the park's sidewalk with the other

Support: Susan carried her Louis Vuitton purse in one hand, while helping Tony safely navigate the park’s sidewalk with the other

Layering up: Susan, who wed the crooner in 2007, also sported a layered up look for her morning outing with Tony and rocked a head full of voluminous blonde hair

Layering up: Susan, who wed the crooner in 2007, also sported a layered up look for her morning outing with Tony and rocked a head full of voluminous blonde hair

After soaking up the sun on the park bench, the pair eventually rose from their seated positions to discuss their next steps.

Continuing to be a doting wife, Crow was spotted patiently guiding her husband as they retreated from the park.

Adhering to COVID-19 protocols as they became in closer proximity to the public, Tony and Susan places medical grade masks over their faces. 

Patient: Continuing to be a doting wife, Crow was spotted patiently guiding her husband as they retreated from the park

Patient: Continuing to be a doting wife, Crow was spotted patiently guiding her husband as they retreated from the park

Visiting: At one point, Crow can be seen sweetly fixing her husband's hair before they were approached by a masked park patron

Visiting: At one point, Crow can be seen sweetly fixing her husband’s hair before they were approached by a masked park patron

Gratitude: Tony appeared to be thanking the passerby as he cracked a subtle smirk and pressed his hands together with gratitude

Gratitude: Tony appeared to be thanking the passerby as he cracked a subtle smirk and pressed his hands together with gratitude

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