Lady Gaga will perform at Grammys but Tony Bennett will cheer her on from home amid health struggles

Lady Gaga will be performing at the 2022 Grammy Awards, which will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3.

The 36-year-old singer is nominated for six awards alongside Tony Bennett for their second collaborative album, Love for Sale.

The announcement comes after the Foo Fighters canceled their upcoming tour and performance at the music industry’s biggest night following the unexpected death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins, at 48, on March 25.

Exciting: Lady Gaga is set to perform at the 2022 Grammy Awards, which will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 (seen in 2022)

On Friday, Bennett’s son and manager Danny confirmed that his father will not be attending the ceremony but plans to cheer on Gaga from his home in New York City.

‘Tony is beyond thrilled, particularly at the young age of 95, to once again be recognized along with his musical collaborator and dear friend Lady Gaga by the Recording Academy for their album Love for Sale,’ Danny told Variety.

He continued: ‘To have the album nominated in six categories including Album of the Year and Record of the Year is an incredible honor. Although the producers had invited both Tony and Gaga to perform in Sunday’s Grammys broadcast, it is unfortunate that due to his continuing struggle with Alzheimer’s, he was not able to accept.’

Friends: The 36-year-old singer is nominated for five awards alongside Tony Bennett for their second collaborative album, Love for Sale;  seen together in 2015

Friends: The 36-year-old singer is nominated for five awards alongside Tony Bennett for their second collaborative album, Love for Sale; seen together in 2015

‘It was decided that it would be fitting for Lady Gaga to perform on her own to represent for both of them,’ Bennett’s son, 68, explained.

He concluded: ‘There is no doubt, that she will offer up an impeccable performance from Love for Sale, which is Tony’s final album. He will be cheering her on as he watches from his home in New York City.’

The pair released Love for Sale, on October 1, as a follow up to their Grammy-winning 2014 album Cheek to Cheek.

'It was decided that it would be fitting for Lady Gaga to perform on her own to represent for both of them,' Bennett's son, 68, explained;  pictured in 2021

‘It was decided that it would be fitting for Lady Gaga to perform on her own to represent for both of them,’ Bennett’s son, 68, explained; pictured in 2021

They first collaborated on the album Duets II back in 2011.

Bennett was secretly living with the Alzheimer’s since 2016 before his family announced it on Twitter in February 2021.

In November, upon learning their latest album earned six Grammy nods, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Music Video, Gaga shared a sweet tribute to her ‘music companion’ — who she said had the ‘idea’ for the record in the first place.

Dream team: Upon learning their latest album earned six Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Music Video, Gaga shared a sweet tribute to her 'music companion' — who she said had the 'idea' for the record in the first place

Dream team: Upon learning their latest album earned six Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best Music Video, Gaga shared a sweet tribute to her ‘music companion’ — who she said had the ‘idea’ for the record in the first place

Speaking to his character and immense musical talent, at the time, despite his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, Gaga revealed that ‘today’ he was able to ‘track every word’ she was saying and asserted above all: ‘there is nothing like the magic of music .’

The House Of Gucci star shared a darling portrait of the duo where she tenderly held onto him as he beamed at the camera.

Her lengthy caption was an emotional journey where she gave thanks for the Grammy nominations, while joyfully revealing that ‘today’ the Alzheimer’s stricken legend ‘understood’ the magnitude of the historic honor.

One last time: Though Bennett officially retired from performing over the summer amid his Alzheimer's battle, he officially made Grammy history as the oldest artist ever nominated in a 'general field' category;  pictured August 5 during One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gag

One last time: Though Bennett officially retired from performing over the summer amid his Alzheimer’s battle, he officially made Grammy history as the oldest artist ever nominated in a ‘general field’ category; pictured August 5 during One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

At 95-years-old Bennet officially made Grammy history as the oldest artist ever nominated in a ‘general field’ category.

‘Thank you so much to the @recordingacademy for these 6 nominations for Love For Sale. I am stunned and shocked and beyond grateful. I don’t know what to say. I just keep crying and am utterly speechless. This means so much to me, @itstonybennett, the Bennetts, my family, jazz music, and the great Cole Porter who wrote all these timeless classics.

‘I’ll never forget today and congratulating Tony on his 6 nominations. I’ll never forget that today he could track every word I was saying and understood the world was celebrating him and celebrating jazz – a genre that embodies the joy, abundance and imagination of Black music throughout history.

‘Thank you to all the Grammy voters for recognizing me and Tony’s dedication to jazz music and for also recognizing it in major categories where this music is often not nominated.

Six nods: The duo's latest album Love For Sale was nominated for Album of the Year among five other nods

Six nods: The duo’s latest album Love For Sale was nominated for Album of the Year among five other nods

‘This album happened because it was Tony’s idea and I made him a promise that we would make it and we did. At 95 years old, he has more nominations than ever, I’m so honored to be his companion in music and his friend.

‘Thank you to the public for loving us, we surely love each other, and you. Believe in love and partnership, even with 60 years between us, and Alzheimer’s, there is nothing like the magic of music. I love you Tony, and the world loves you too. How could they not?’

Supportive: Gaga had previously said of his ability to dazzle on stage despite his diagnosis: 'He gave the world the gift of knowing that things can change, and you can still be magnificent'

Supportive: Gaga had previously said of his ability to dazzle on stage despite his diagnosis: ‘He gave the world the gift of knowing that things can change, and you can still be magnificent’

In total Tony has won 20 Grammy awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001, while Gaga has won 12 Grammys in total.

In February of 2021, Bennett’s family revealed his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. His wife Susan Crow told AARP magazine that he started to show signs in 2016 but began to decline two years later.

‘He’s not the old Tony anymore … But when he sings, he’s the old Tony,’ Crow said.

Gaga had previously said of his ability to dazzle on stage despite his diagnosis: ‘He gave the world the gift of knowing that things can change, and you can still be magnificent.’

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