On January 23 Neil Diamond announced he was retiring from touring, cancelling his NZ and Australia shows.
The news came after a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and based on doctors advice he had to cancel his March shows.
“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.”My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows," He said.
Celebrities have shared their support for the 76 year old including Beach Boys' Brian Wilson.
Wilson shared his support on Twitter saying: I’m sorry to hear about Neil Diamond’s Parkinsons diagnosis. Neil, I wish you all the best, buddy.