Singer Neil Diamond, known for hits like ‘Sweet Caroline’ and ‘Girl, you’ll be a woman soon’, suffers from Parkinson’s disease. He will continue to sing, but go on tour, there is not more in. A few months ago he was still on the stage in the Sportpaleis.
The management of the 76-year-old singer let Tuesday know that he doctor no longer touring. All concerts are with immediate effect cancelled. He pulled currently around the world to celebrate that he is 50 years on the stage stood.
Diamond himself says in a comment ‘with regret’ to stop performing. “I am honored that I am 50 years have been able to occur. (…) I want to still remain active, by writing songs, and with other projects. My thanks goes out to the loyal audience all over the world.”
Diamond had his biggest successes in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. But also after that continued to fanbasis him faithfully. His work was also much gecovered by other artists. So was the version that Urge Overkill recorded of ‘Girl you’ll be a woman soon’ still a classic, since director Quentin Tarantino, the number used in a sleutelscene in the movie Pulp Fiction. It gave him a whole new fanbasis.
Also the last years of his career, he received much recognition for the albums that he recorded with help of producer Rick Rubin.