Neil Diamond, one of many best-selling singers of all time, has introduced he’s instantly retiring from touring after being recognized with Parkinson’s illness.
He made the announcement on his web site on Monday.
The onset of the illness has made it troublesome for him to journey and carry out on a large-scale, an announcement on the positioning stated, including he can be cancelling upcoming live performance dates in Australia and New Zealand and providing refunds.
“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honoured to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years,” Diamond stated within the assertion, providing apologies to those that bought tickets to his upcoming reveals.
Diamond, identified for hits together with “Sweet Caroline” and “Cracklin’ Rosie,” stated he plans to stay lively in track writing and recording.
Later this week, Diamond will flip 77 and on Sunday the Recording Academy plans to honour him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Diamond has bought greater than 130 million albums worldwide and 38 of his singles have made it to the Top 40, in accordance with the academy.