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Neil Diamond retires due to Parkinson's diagnosis


Following news that Neil Diamond has announced his retirement from touring following a diagnosis of Parkinson's, Steve Ford, Chief Executive of Parkinson's UK, commented:

“We are very sorry to hear that Neil Diamond has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

"He is joining 145,000 people in the UK affected by the condition. Parkinson’s is a progressive, fluctuating condition that affects everybody differently, and can change on a day to day, or even hour to hour basis.

“The symptoms that someone might have and how quickly the condition develops differs from one person to the next. Many people can live for years with the condition and live a full and active life. However, it does affect some people quickly and severely.

“The important thing is that there is plenty of support available. Anyone needing advice about Parkinson’s or support can call our free and confidential helpline 0808 800 0303 or


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