Sad news from the Neil Diamond camp. Neil has deiced to retire from touring because he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He was on his “50th Anniversary Tour” when he abruptly cancelled his Australia and New Zealand leg of the tour. But he does plan on staying active in his career.
Here is what he had to say from his official press release.
“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,” said Neil Diamond.”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.”