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The 19 time Grammy winner Tony Bennett has just been revealed to be cancelling all future performances and retiring from the stage. Bennett amazingly at 95 years old has perfomed for 7 straight decades with hus last album being in 2018. His son and manager for the past 40 years, Danny Bennett said his two Radio City Music Hall dates with Lady Gaga would be his last citing doctor’s orders as the reason.

Bennett was revealed by his family earlier in the year that he had dementia. AARP The Magazine stated he doesn’t speak often but “when he does, his words are halting; at times, he seems lost and bewildered.” Danny says this move is to prevent any on stage falls.

“There won’t be any additional concerts,” his son makes clear. ”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. 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.” But, emphasizes Danny, “We’re not worried about him being able to sing. We are worried, from a physical stand point… about human nature. Tony’s 95.”

We’re grateful for all of Bennett’s time dedicated to the industry and his fans. He’s had an incredible influence on music as a whole.