Lyme illness was Kris Kristofferson’s ‘dementia’ and the source of his health issues.

Doctors began treating Kris Kristofferson with drugs that only made his situation worse since they thought his excruciating health symptoms might be linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

Kristofferson, now 86, is good thanks to a timely Lyme disease diagnosis and the appropriate course of treatment.

He also recognizes his mortality and wants the opening three lyrics of Leonard Cohen’s song “Bird on a Wire,” which are immortalized in his tombstone, even though he is an immortal celebrity.