Neil Diamond Health Condition Details:

Neil Diamond received an unexpected and painful diagnosis of Parkinson's disease on January 22, 2018, prompting him to postpone the remainder of his 50th-anniversary tour in Australia and New Zealand.

When it was revealed that he had Parkinson's disease, he disappointed and saddened many of his admirers.
Neil diamond who is considered one of the world’s greatest live performers and a musical legend was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Cycling with Parkinson's disease
Cycling with Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease is a condition, which is marked by involuntary muscle shaking, delayed muscle movement, rigidity, and trouble walking, which will make it difficult for anyone to move, let alone perform.

According to his publicist, Neil Diamond is having trouble performing in front of a large crowd due to the beginning of Parkinson's disease, prompting him to cancel all of his upcoming gigs.

What problem Neil Diamond is facing due to Parkinson's Disease:

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the central nervous system.

The disease affects the nerve cells that produce dopamine, a chemical that helps with the proper functions of neurotransmitters.

Likewise, in an interview, Neil has talked about his symptoms of Parkinson's disease:

  • Involuntary tremors: While you may tremble unintentionally due to cold or weariness, if the shaking continues, especially in the limbs, it could be an indication of Parkinson's disease. The fingers, hands, and chin are the most common sites for these tremors.
  • Vocal and facial changes: Even if you don't have a cold or flu, your voice sounds weaker or hoarser than usual.
  • Loss of smell: Parkinson's also affects the ability to smell.
  • Mobility issues: Parkinson's disease impairs dopamine production, it can cause limb stiffness, which can make it difficult to move around.

Neil Diamond's net worth:

Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond

Neil Leslie Diamond, who has had a long and colorful career in the music industry, is estimated to have a net worth of $175 million.

Diamond's massive fortune is attributed to his career as a Grammy-winning artist, which has resulted in over 130 million global sales records.

According to reports, the singer has sold 49.5 million albums in the United States.

Neil Diamond has seven acting credits in addition to his extensive musical career.

He has also worked on the music for eight different projects. 

In terms of real estate, the singing legend owns Malibu's Blue Whale Estates, which he reportedly purchased in 2017 for a whopping $7.35 million.

Personal information about Neil Diamond:

In 1963, Diamond married his high school sweetheart, Jaye Posner, who had gone on to become a teacher.

They had two daughters, Marjorie and Elyn. but due to some circumstances, they got separated in 1967 and divorced in 1969.

Neil Diamond's wives and his family in background
Neil Diamond's wives and his family in background

Diamond married production assistant Marcia Murphey on December 5, 1969. Jesse and Micah were their two sons. The marriage lasted 25 years and ended in either 1994 or 1995.

Diamond began dating Australian Rae Farley in 1996 after meeting in Brisbane, Australia. 

Diamond, who was 70 years old announced his engagement to Katie McNeil, in a message on Twitter on September 7, 2011.

What does he have to say about his disease?

Diamond, for his part, stated that he intends to continue writing, recording, and working on other projects "for a long time to come."

In an interview, he said “Well, I’m doing pretty well. I’m active. I take my meds. I do my workouts. I’m in pretty good shape. I’m feeling good. I want to stay productive. I still have my boys. I just can’t do the traveling that I once did, but I have my wife there supporting me (and) friends.”

“It does have its challenges, but I’m feeling good and I feel very positive about it. I’m feeling better every day,” he added. “Just dealing with it as best I can, and just keep the music coming" he added.

He thanked his many fans, including Sweet Caroline, saying, "You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement." Thanks to you, this ride has been so good, so good, so good."