Neil Diamond sheds light on Parkinson battle
Neil Diamond has revealed that he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s five years ago.
He recently accepted the disease.
During an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, “I think it just happened in the last few weeks,” the legendary musician said.
The singer added, “I don’t like it. But … this is who I am, this is what I have to accept. And I’m willing to do it. And, well, so this is the hand that God gave me.” is, and I have to make the best of it, and I am, I am.”
The 82-year-old also revealed that he discovered the positive side of accepting his situation.
“Somehow, there’s been a calm, and the hurricane of my life, and things have become very quiet, quiet like that recording studio,” he added.
“And I like it. I think I like myself better. I’m easy on people. I’m easy on myself. And the beat goes on, and it goes on long after I’m gone. will.”
In 2018, Diamond announced his retirement from live performance but vowed: “to be active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come.”