Brian Wilson receives a standing ovation at the premiere of ‘The Beach Boys’: Watch

The crowd inside the premiere of The beach boys brought good vibes to welcome Brian Wilson to the auditorium on Tuesday night.

While the 81-year-old musician was wheeled away to observe the new Disney+ documentary After the promotion of his band, he was received with a standing ovation and applause from those in attendance.

Videos posted online captured the moment Brian, dressed in a smart blue button-down shirt and black dress pants, walked into the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles and headed straight to greet several of his children.

“Bravo,” one fan could be heard shouting repeatedly as other members of the crowd whistled and cheered.

In April, Eastern Time spoke with Carnie Wilson — Brian’s eldest daughter and lead singer of the group Wilson Phillips — who detailed the strength of her father, who was diagnosed with a neurocognitive disorder and placed under judicial protection at the beginning of this year.

“He’s getting older now, but he still has that spirit. He’s like a bull, that man is very strong,” Carnie, 56, shared. “He’s the strongest person I’ve ever met and he’s sweet and sensitive at the same time and he’s fragile, but he’s strong, so music keeps him alive.”

And he added: “He listens to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin… He plays their music every day.”

Carnie is one of Brian’s two children from his first marriage to Marilyn Wilson-Rutherford, which ended in 1981. They also share another Wilson Phillips member, Wendy, 54. Brian later married Melinda Ledbetter in 1995 and they adopted Daria, Dakota, Delanie, Dash and Dylan.

Carnie and Brian Wilson perform together in 2015Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

After the Death of his wife of almost 30 years in January., a petition was filed requesting that LeeAnn Hard and Jean Sievers, Brian’s business manager and publicist, be named co-conservators of The Beach Boys hitmaker. According to the presentation, obtained by ET, his psychiatrist believes that Brian lacks the capacity to give informed consent for medical treatment.

“Following the passing of Brian’s beloved wife, Melinda, after careful consideration and consultation between Brian, his seven children, Gloria Ramos and Brian’s doctors (and in accordance with the family processes established by Brian and Melinda), we confirm that former Wilson family representatives LeeAnn Hard and Jean Sievers will serve as co-guardians of Brian’s person,” his family said in a statement to ET.

“This decision was made to ensure that there will be no extreme changes to the home and that Brian and the children living in the home will be cared for and remain in the home where they are cared for by Gloria Ramos and the wonderful team at the home who have been “on site for many years helping to care for the family, Brian will be able to enjoy all of his family and friends and continue working on current projects as well as participate in any activity he chooses,” the statement continued.

Brian Wilson and his late wife, Melinda Ledbetter, at the 2016 Golden Globe AwardsTyler Boye/WWD/Penske Media via Getty Images

Through decades of struggles, including battles with mental health and substance abuse issues, which also led to a conservatorship in the ’90s, his family says music has been Brian’s saving grace. It is currently unknown if Brian’s personal struggles will be addressed in the new film.

According to a description of the upcoming project, “The beach boys is a celebration of the legendary band that revolutionized pop music and the iconic, harmonious sound they created that embodied the California dream, captivating fans for generations and generations to come.”

In addition to never-before-seen clips of band members including David Marks, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston and Al Jardine, the documentary features interviews with music and production legends such as Fleetwood Mac. Lindsey Buckingham, Janelle Monáe and Ryan Tedder.

Watch a trailer for the film in the player below:

“I’m super happy with how the documentary turned out, they did an incredible job,” Brian said in a Disney press release. “It really brought me back to those days with the boys, the fun and the music. And, of course, those amazing harmonies.”

The beach boys premieres on Disney+ on May 24.


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