Tony Bennett Cancels Remaining Shows & Retires

Tony Bennett Cancels Remaining Shows & Retires | Society Of Rock Videos

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It Wasn’t An Easy Decision

Last week, Tony Bennett celebrated his 95th birthday with a pair of sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, along with pop icon Lady Gaga. These were supposed to be his final gigs in New York City only, but now, they were actually his two final concerts after his son and manager Danny Bennett announced the jazz legend’s retirement.

This follows the news that he canceled the remainder of his tour dates this 2021. Earlier this year, Bennett’s family revealed that he’s been struggling with Alzheimer’s disease since 2016. He continued to tour until the pandemic affected his schedule.

“There won’t be any additional concerts,” Danny Bennett told Variety. “This was a hard decision for us to make, as he is a capable performer. This is, however, doctors’ orders. His continued health is the most important part of this, and when we heard the doctors — when Tony’s wife, Susan heard them — she said, ‘Absolutely not.’”

“He’ll be doing other things, but not those upcoming shows,” he continued. “It’s not the singing aspect but, rather, the traveling. Look, he gets tired. The decision is being made that doing concerts now is just too much for him.”

“We don’t want him to fall on stage, for instance — something as simple as that,” he added. “We’re not worried about him being able to sing. We are worried, from a physical stand point… about human nature. Tony’s 95.”

Bennett and Gaga’s Love For Sale arrives on October 1.

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