Neil Diamond: Finding Peace in the Face of Parkinson’s Disease

Neil Diamond, the beloved singer-songwriter, has recently come to terms with his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. In a heartfelt interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Diamond shared that it was only in the past few weeks that he fully accepted his condition after initially revealing it in 2018. Despite this challenging journey, Diamond expresses a newfound sense of calm and self-acceptance.

Diamond, now 82, retired from touring five years ago, but he continues to connect with his devoted fans. Reflecting on his current reality, he humbly states, “This is me; this is what I must accept.” He recognizes that this is the hand that life has dealt him, and he is determined to make the best of it. Diamond acknowledges that though his circumstances may have changed, the beat of his music will endure long after he is gone.