August 1, 2021

Tony Bennett says goodbye to the stage

> The legendary singer will give two concerts with the singer of “Poker Face” at Radio City Music Hall in New York on August 3 and 5 to end his musical career and rest at home. In February his wife announced that the crooner suffered from progressive Alzheimer’s.


Legendary American singer Tony Bennett announced his retirement from music. The interpreter of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” will definitely say goodbye to the stage after performing two concerts with Lady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The shows are scheduled for August 3 and 5.

The announcement of Bennett’s retirement did not surprise the entertainment world, because at the beginning of the year his wife Susan Crow revealed that the singer suffered from progressive Alzheimer’s, which leads to memory loss and is treated as a form of senile dementia that prevents him connect with reality. “He does not know that we are in a pandemic, for example,” said his partner.

With the Alzheimer’s announcement, his wife wanted to help break that stigma that haunts mental illness.

Despite his illness, Tony Bennett has shown to have powerful energy in recent years. It has remained active. In 2014, Bennett and Lady Gaga released the album Cheek To Cheek. About her bond with the crooner, Gaga defined it conclusively: “He saved my life.”

After his album with Lady Gaga, he released The Silver Linings, with the music of composer Jerome Kern, in 2016, and Love Is Here To Stay with pianist and singer Diana Krall, in 2018.

Bennett has had a prolific career that began in 1936 and culminates in 2021, about 85 years of hard work that were reflected in great record works, such as his two albums with the Count Basie Orchestra in the 1950s, or his two albums. with pianist Bill Evans, in the seventies.