MILWAUKEE (CelebrityAccess) Neil Diamond announced Jan . 22 he will be retiring from touring because of a battle with Parkinson’s disease, and has canceled shows 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,” Diamond said.”My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows.
Diamond will celebrate his 77th birthday Jan. 24.
Diamond is set to receive the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award very soon, although no date has been announced.