Neil Diamond Announces Parkinson's Diagnosis

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Neil Diamond says hello to the Quad Cities on May 28, 1993

HELLO QUAD CITIES! Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after he says he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. http://bit.ly/2E5xruV Here's video from the first ever concert at the Mark of the Quad Cities, Neil Diamond, on May 28, 1993. Do you know anyone who was there?

Posted by KWQC TV-6 News on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after he says he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Days shy of his 77th birthday, the rock legend is canceling his tour dates in Australia and New Zealand for March. He was on his 50th anniversary tour.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer offered his "sincerest apologies" to those who planned to go to his shows and says he plans to still write, record and work on other projects "for a long time to come."

Diamond's numerous hits include "Sweet Caroline," ''America," ''Love on the Rocks" and "Hello Again."

Diamond turns 77 on Wednesday and will get the lifetime achievement award at Sunday's Grammy awards.

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