Neil Diamond cancels New Zealand shows after Parkinson's disease diagnosis

Publish Date
Tuesday, 23 January 2018, 3:13PM
Photo / Getty Images

Photo / Getty Images

Neil Diamond has canceled all his Australian & New Zealand tour dates after his recent Parkinson's diagnosis.

The statement on Neil's website said: 

"The onset of the disease has made it difficult to travel and perform on a large scale basis but will allow Mr. Diamond to continue his writing, recording and development of new projects.”

“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 Neil Diamond in the 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. 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.”

Tomorrow will be the star's 77th birthday.

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