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Tony Bennett Announces His Retirement At The Age Of 95

Following his two recently sold-out shows with Lady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall in New York his son and manager has revealed that his father, Tony Bennett, has formally decided to stop touring.

Danny Bennett who’s looked after his dad’s career for more than four decades stated: “There won’t be any additional concerts. 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 …”

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

Danny insisted that he’s not worried about his father’s singing ability but, instead, is concerned for Tony’s “physical” health, stating “We’re not worried about him being able to sing. We are worried, from a physical stand poi … about human nature. Tony’s 95. We don’t want him to fall on stage, for instance – something as simple as that.”

The younger Bennett insisted that his pop’s illness has not hindered his on-stage performances in recent years. “He has short-term memory loss. That, however, does not mean that he doesn’t still have all this stored up inside of him. He doesn’t use a Teleprompter. He never misses a line. He hits that stage, and goes.

“Tony may not remember every part of doing that show. But, when he stepped to the side of the stage, the first thing he told me was: ‘I love being a singer.'”

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Author: Brad LeBeau

Photo: Tom Beetz