Neil Diamond fans are turning a negative to a positive after the legendary singer-songwriter had to cancel his remaining tour dates and retire from touring altogether.

Diamond, of course, went public this week with his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, which resulted in the Australia/New Zealand leg of his 50th anniversary tour being canceled.  However, fans are instead taking their refunds and donating them to various charities and organizations, including ones that focus on Parkinson’s research.

Word got back to Diamond, and he shared via Twitter, “This makes me smile.  Thank you.  Thank you to everyone for your outpouring of love and support.  It makes a difference.”

Kudos to all of the very generous Neil Diamond fans for providing the feel-good story of the day!


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.