Tony is as of now 95 years of age and has been battling Alzheimer’s Disease since 2016. His son told Variety that it was a hard decision for them 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.”
Danny is also his father’s manager for than 40 years. He explained that he problem for Tony is not the singing aspect of live performances, but the travel, as his son adds, “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.”
Reactions to Tony Bennett's Retirement
Tony Bennett had a good run. This is a sad news to those fans who weren’t able to see him perform live yet.
Tony Bennett retires from touring at the age of 95. Huge respect to the King of the crooners.— Steve Hale (@steveatperrys) August 13, 2021
Tony Bennett retires from performing on ‘doctor’s orders,’ cancels upcoming concerts God Bless you and thank you for all the memories you have given to all of us and be so missed to no longer see in person? Ga Ga was super with you and have that music for ever. Take care,LUV YA— Doris Hickey (@Putorium66) August 14, 2021
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