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Neil Diamond announces Parkinson's diagnosis, retires from touring

Posted at 8:22 AM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-23 11:22:59-05

Singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, who has performed numerous times in Las Vegas, has revealed that he has been diagnosed as having Parkinson's Disease. 

Diamond, who turns 77 on Sunday, has canceled his upcoming tour and apologized to his fans in a statement on his website on Monday. He says that he still plans to write and record.

Diamond opened the $10 million Theater for the Performing Arts at the Aladdin hotel-casino in Las Vegas in 1976. 

In more recent years, he has performed at Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand. The singer's numerous hits include "Sweet Caroline,"Love On The Rocks" and "Hello Again."

Diamond will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the GRAMMY Awards this weekend.