Neil Diamond Is Retiring From Concert Touring After Being Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease
Great people tend to end their careers suddenly when no one expects them to do so. One day, everyone is dreaming about the concert of their beloved celebrity. The next day, they hear the disappointing news that the person decides to end his/her career.
However, as a rule, such decisions have a reasonable excuse. That’s exactly the case of Neil Diamond, who is about to turn 77 on January 24. The famous entertainer has announced his retirement after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Here’s what a statement on his website said:
Legendary singer, songwriter and performer Neil Diamond today announced his retirement from touring due to his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
Unfortunately, it happened before his 50th-anniversary tour across Australia and New Zealand that was planned for March and April. Before that, Neil Diamond has already performed in the US and Europe as a part of his tour.
It was a great disappointment for his fans to read the news that had appeared on his official website.
The singer sincerely apologized to his fans, explaining his decision by his doctor’s recommendation in the view of his recent diagnosis. Neil added that he would continue to write and work on other projects despite the disease.
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.
Neil Diamond is famous all over the world for his singalong hits such as “Sweet Caroline” and “Cracklin' Rosie". Take a few minutes to enjoy them once again by watching the videos below.
Nevertheless, we should accept the decision of the celebrity who used to make us so happy with his performances. In fact, it’s not the end of his career as a writer. So, let’s hope that his new and exciting projects will appear very soon.