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Neil Diamond Announces Retirement From Touring After Parkinson's Diagnosis

Legendary singer, songwriter and performer Neil Diamond has announced that he's retiring from touring due to his recent Parkinson’s disease diagnosis.

"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," says Diamond.

"My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows."

The singer, who turns 77 on January 24, adds that Parkinson's has "made it difficult to travel and perform on a large scale basis."

"I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come," he says.

"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."

With over 130 million albums sold, Diamond has won a Grammy and been inducted into both the Rock and Roll and the Songwriter's Hall Of Fame.

January 23, 2018 |

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