(CNN) Showmaster Neil Diamond has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, prompting the singer in order to retire from touring.
The singer had been planning for a March tour of Australia plus New Zealand as a part of his 50th anniversary tour. Those performances were canceled, according to the statement.
Diamond, 76, known for such strikes as “Sweet Caroline, ” mentioned he plans to continue writing plus recording.
“My thanks a lot goes out to my loyal and dedicated audiences around the world. You will always have our appreciation for your support and support, ” he said.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors, slowness of movement and other symptoms, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation