Neil Diamond fans donate ticket refunds to Parkinson’s research
After announcing his Parkinson’s diagnosis and his retirement from touring, Neil Diamond’s been overwhelmed by the fans support, as hundreds of them decided to donate their ticket refunds to Parkinson’s disease research.
The 77-year-old singer’s wife and manager Katie took to Twitter on Tuesday (Jan. 23) to reveal how touched they were by the gesture, writing:
“Wow, I’ve received a bunch of messages from people in Aus & NZ who are donating their ticket refunds to good causes: Parkinson’s research, animal rescue groups, fire victim funds, etc. My heart is so full of joy to see this silver lining. Faith in humanity = restored. Thank you!”
Diamond himself then retweeted his wife’s message, adding: “This makes me smile. Thank you. Thank you to everyone for your outpouring of love and support. It makes a difference.”