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Neil Diamond Retires From Touring After Parkinson’s Disease Diagnosis

Done too fast…

Legendary singer, songwriter and performer Neil Diamond announced earlier today that he would be retiring from touring due to his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

According to a press release given to E! News, the decision to stop touring is on his doctors’ advice. The “Sweet Caroline” singer was slated to begin the third leg of Diamond’s 50th Anniversary tour this March in Australia and New Zealand.

“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 Diamond in a statement.

“My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows. I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come.”

The 76-year-old music man continued, “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.”

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