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Michael.W
 Posted: Jan 23 2018, 06:56 PM
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Neil Diamond cancels Australian concerts after Parkinson's diagnosis

Neil Diamond has cancelled his upcoming Australian concerts after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
The legendary singer made the announcement on his website, saying he was retiring from concert touring.

"It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring," Diamond said on his website.

"I have been so honoured to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years. My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows."

Diamond said he planned to remain active with "writing, recording and other projects".

"My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world," he said.
"You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.”

Diamond, who turns 77 tomorrow, was set to tour Australia through March and April.
Ticket refund information is available here.

Diamond first hit the charts in the 60s and has been a consistent presence there since, with a string of top singles including Sweet Caroline, Cherry Cherry, and America.

He has been married three times, most recently in 2012, and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2011.

Parkinson's Australia CEO Steve Sant told 9news.com.au there remained a high level of ignorance about the disease in Australia, despite a number of high-profile cases including Diamond, Michael J. Fox, and Muhammad Ali.
"The understanding is very low," he said.

Parkinson's is a condition widely known to cause a physical tremor, however, Mr Sant said 30 percent of people thus afflicted did not manifest that symptom.
Other effects of the disease include dementia, loss of smell, and gut issues.

Mr Sant said Australia's ageing population made Parkinson's an ever more relevant issue.

The risk of contracting the disease rose at 65 and tripled again at 85.
Mr Sant advised people wanting to know more to visit the Parkinson's Australia website, or to contact 1800 644 189 for assistance, including links to any of the 320 support groups around the country.

FULL LIST OF CANCELLED CONCERTS
Tuesday, 20th March — CANCELLED
1300 Smiles Stadium, Townsville
Tickets: Ticketek
Thursday, 22nd March — CANCELLED
Sunshine Coast Stadium, Sunshine Coast
Tickets: Ticketek
Saturday, 24th March — CANCELLED
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Tickets: Ticketek
Tuesday, 27th March — CANCELLED
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek
Saturday, 31st March — CANCELLED
Sutton Grange Winery, Bendigo
Tickets: Ticketek
Tuesday, 3rd April — CANCELLED
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketek
Saturday, 7th April — CANCELLED
Roche Estate, Hunter Valley
Tickets: Ticketmaster
Wednesday, 11th April — CANCELLED
Botanic Park, Adelaide
Tickets: Ticketek
Saturday, 14th April — CANCELLED
Sandalford Estate, Swan Valley, Perth
Tickets: Ticketek

https://www.msn.com/en-au/entertainment/music/neil-diamond-cancels-australian-concerts-after-parkinsons-diagnosis/ar-AAv2UB0?ocid=spartanntp

Sad time for many Fans, Neil been a wonderful entertainer for many fans around the world, so many great song and albums. Sad we won't hear that beautiful noise from his vocals live again. We never know, perhaps they will find a cure for him and many others who have had the great misfortune of dealing such a disease.

I wish him well and hope it doesn't restrict him to much. My well wishes also to his family.
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 Posted: Jan 23 2018, 07:08 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE0R8Kpd8f4

Just one of many to enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQLWF_ItzYs


one of my favourites

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6fHYHrIYZg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-TfQMdqEKE

For those are not going to make the concert now enjoy a few of his great songs.

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Sad news. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/sad.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/sad.gif

But great stuff posted Mick. I have long been a big fan of Neil. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif

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... and no party in the '70s was complete without a copy of "Hot August Night" on the turntable.

Good lucky to Neil with his future ventures. His fans will miss him.

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