Neil Diamond Diagnosed with Parkinson's, Retires from Concert Touring

Updated On 22 Jan, 2018 Published On

76-year-old American singer-songwriter, musician Neil Diamond, who has written songs for bands like the Monkees, has said that he will not be touring anymore due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

Neil Diamond has said he has been diagnosed with Parkinson'sNeil Diamond has said he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's

Source: Billboard

His 50th Anniversary tour, the third leg of which was set to traverse Australia and New Zealand in March, has been called off after the confirmation of the disease.

The iconic Grammy Award-winning singer had earlier taken the stage during FOX’s New Year’s Eve alongside Steve Harvey: Live  From Times Square to perform some of his most popular songs, including Sweet Caroline.

Neil wrote on his website on Monday, January 22,

“I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come. 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.”

On January 28, Diamond will be awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Recording Academy.