Legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond has announced that he is retiring from touring as he was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
According to the press release, Neil will continue pursuing his musical career in the studio, but will be cancelling his upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand.
The musician stated:
“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring.
“I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years. My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows.
“I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come.
“My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.”