American singer Tony Bennett will retire from the stage at the age of 95 and by order of the doctors who are treating your case of Alzheimer’s, of which he was diagnosed in 2016.
“There will be no more concerts. It has been a difficult decision, because he is a capable singer. But it is the order of the doctors and your health is more important, “his son Danny Bennett, who also works as his representative, told Variety magazine.
Bennett had announced a farewell tour but, finally, the two concerts he starred in last week at the iconic Radio City Music Hall in New York with Lady Gaga will be his last recitals. The appointment was already his big farewell to Broadway.
In addition, Gaga and Bennett will publish on October 1 a new jazz album entitled ‘Love for Sale’ and whose first single, ‘I Get a Kick Out of You’, was released on August 3, coinciding with the 95th birthday. of Bennett.
The “crooner” learned of the disease he suffers during the recording of that album, which lasted for two years.
“It is not about singing, it is, rather, the journey. Look, he gets tired. The decision has been made that giving concerts is too much for him. We don’t want him to fall on stage, for example, something as simple as that, “added his son.
At last week’s concerts, Bennett was in good shape and had a very unusual voice range for a person his age, to the point that some attendees doubted he had Alzheimer’s.
“My answer is that this is where he has lived all his life and where he is happiest: on stage, making music, “explained Danny Bennett.
The musician’s wife, Susan Benedetto, explained in a recent interview with the American Association of Retired People that Bennett “is doing a lot of things, at his age, that a lot of people without dementia can’t do.”
“There are many things about him that I miss. Because he is no longer old Tony … But when he sings, he is old Tony”, assured.