US artist Neil Diamond has declared he is resigning from visiting following a current analysis of Parkinson’s malady.
The Sweet Caroline artist, who turns 77 on Wednesday, said he had settled on the choice with “extraordinary hesitance and disillusionment” and expressed gratitude toward fans for their help.
The beginning of the malady is said to have made it “troublesome” for Diamond to “travel and perform on an extensive scale premise”.
However the vocalist consoled fans that he intends to proceed to compose and record music “for quite a while to come”.
It is with incredible hesitance and frustration that I declare my retirement from show visiting,” he said in an announcement on his site.
“I have been so respected to convey my shows to the general population for as far back as 50 years.
“My sincerest expressions of remorse to everybody who acquired tickets and were wanting to go to the up and coming shows.
“I intend to stay dynamic in composing, recording and different undertakings for quite a while to come.
“My much gratitude goes out to my dependable and dedicated groups of onlookers around the globe. You will dependably have my gratefulness for your help and support. This ride has been ‘so great, so great, so great’ because of you.”
Jewel was expected to leave on the third leg of his 50th commemoration visit in Australia and New Zealand in March.
The gigs took after shows in Europe, including the UK and Ireland, and the US in 2017.