Neil Diamond diagnosed with Parkinson’s

Neil Diamond announced Monday he’s retiring from touring following his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

As a result, he’s canceled the third leg of his 50th Anniversary Tour, which was scheduled to hit Australia and New Zealand in March.

Neil said in a statement, “It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored 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.”

In the announcement posted on his website, it says the disease has made it difficult for Diamond to travel and perform, but he will continue to write and record.