Neil Diamond is a very famous singer. In 2018, he also gave a performance to conclude his career where he announced to his fans that he had been diagnosed with a dreadful and crippling illness.
During his 50th Anniversary World Tour, the singer shocked his loving fans by revealing that he had Parkinson’s disease. It is a degenerative nervous system illness that restricts movement and has no known cure. The actor said he was “doing pretty well” despite his diagnosis.
Despite looking good, the singer said: “I’m feeling amazing, and I feel fairly delighted about it. It has its difficulties. I’m getting better every day. “I’m just trying my best while the music is playing.”
“I take my medication as directed. I go to the gym to work out. I’m in good physical condition. I’m feeling good. I want to keep working, but I can’t travel as frequently as I used to. Fortunately, my wife and friends are still at my side.”
The celebrity made a rare appearance on stage in Las Vegas at an honors ceremony.
The singer told Parade that he is always jotting down musical ideas, indicating that neither retirement nor illness has prevented him from performing what he does best.
He believes the disease has improved his voice.
“Bizarrely, I feel like I’m singing better than ever,” the singer stated. “It’s most likely because I’m not singing loudly and tiring my voice while flying. As a result, it’s in wonderful condition, which surprised me.”
“I don’t cope with it,” he said of the disease’s emotional toll. “I suppose I’m in denial. I’m in a fantastic mood. I’ve been making music since I was a teenager. I don’t tense up when I’m in front of a microphone. Then I let go and let it all hang out.”
“I didn’t expect to get this far. I have to accept it even if it’s been a long time. As a result, I will take it.”
“I am aware of my fortunate fortune in coming here. I’m thinking of composing some new songs about it. I’m just glad to be here.”
Because Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease, early symptoms may include little to no emotion on your face, according to The Mayo Clinic.
Although most symptoms go unnoticed, speech is frequently slurred, and walking might result in stiff arms.
Symptoms normally appear on one side of the body and remain there as the illness worsens.