In response to Selection, Neil Diamond has introduced that he’ll be instantly retiring from touring as a consequence of being recognized with Parkinson’s illness. The choice got here on the recommendation of Diamond’s physician, and Selection says that the subsequent batch of dates on his ongoing 50th Anniversary Tour in Australia and New Zealand have been canceled. In a press release, Diamond mentioned that he intends to “stay energetic in writing, recording, and different tasks for a very long time to return,” and he additionally thanked his followers for supporting him through the years.
Selection notes that Diamond’s tour began again in April and included over 50 dates throughout North America and Europe. His final present was in London on October 19, with the Australia and New Zealand run initially set to start in March. You’ll be able to learn his full assertion beneath.
It’s with nice reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from live performance touring. I’ve been so honored to deliver my reveals to the general public for the previous 50 years. My sincerest apologies to everybody who bought tickets and had been planning to return to the upcoming reveals.
I plan to stay energetic in writing, recording and different tasks for a very long time to return.
My thanks exit to my loyal and devoted audiences world wide. You’ll all the time have my appreciation on your assist and encouragement. This journey has been “so good, so good, so good” due to you.