Neil Diamond gives sad update on his health, admits he “can’t really fight this thing”

Neil Diamond has spoken candidly about his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s Disease, admitting that it’s only in recent times that he’s been able to accept his diagnosis.

The Sweet Caroline singer was told he was suffering with the crippling condition back in 2018, but it was a long time before he was honest with himself regarding its implications.

Speaking with CBS Sunday Morning, Diamond revealed he had lived in denial after first being given the bad news, insisting that he was not ready to accept it.

The 82-year-old has since developed a more realistic approach, however, and has come to terms with the fact that Parkinson’s is not something that he can battle forever.