Neil Diamond will no longer be touring the world and playing music since he’s learned of his latest and most ill fate: Parkinson’s Disease.
In late January 2018, Neil announced that his diagnosis would be largely influential to his professional future. His doctor has permitted song writing, producing, and recording, however, the days of touring are over. Neil was heavily advised to cancel the third leg of his 50th Anniversary Tour.
While Parkinson’s is not fatal, it is a severely powerful disease. Parkinson’s Disease is a neurological disorder with no cure. Symptoms include tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating movement. Overtime, symptoms grow more severe.
In a statement on his website, he shared, “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. ”My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows.
Neil has been an international entertainment icon since the 1960’s. His lyrics, voice, and sound had won the world over. After decades of creating music and touring the world, we are sorrowful to hear of his forced retirement from touring and can only hope that his spirits remain high during this transition.