Neil Diamond Fans Donate Ticket Refunds To Parkinson’s Research

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond fans have donated the cost of their refunded tickets to Parkinson’s research, after the singer announced he would stop touring because of a diagnosis of the neurodegenerative disease.

Mr. Diamond, 77, announced Monday that his recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease has made travel and performing difficult and would curtail his 50th anniversary tour.

Ticket holders in Australia and New Zealand, the third leg of Mr. Diamond’s 50th anniversary tour, were given full refunds for the canceled performances.

 The singer’s wife, Katie Diamond, wrote on Twitter that she had received a “bunch of messages” of fans who donated their ticket refunds to Parkinson’s research, animal rescue groups, fire victim funds and other causes, Billboard reported.

“My heart is so full of joy to see this silver lining. Faith in humanity = restored. Thank you!” Mrs. Diamond tweeted.