I want to thank Harry Connick, Jr. for being the wonderful, talented and caring man that he is. I received this personal note from him and couldn’t be more grateful for his love and support. I wish him the best of everything; he deserves it.
After reading the messages sent to him over the last few days, David sends this message to his fans:
I will always be eternally grateful for the love and support you’ve shown me. I still love very much to play and perform live. But it’s much more difficult for me now.
I’m not going to vanish or disappear forever. I’ll be able to communicate much more through my website and my Facebook page. As you can imagine this has been truthfully THE MOST DIFFICULT DECISION I HAVE EVER MADE IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.
I’m eternally grateful to each and every single one of you.
I’m going to play live, everywhere around North America, through 2017. I hope you will find a way to come and be part of my celebration!
I’ve spent months contemplating this decision to retire at the end of this year. But I will still do a number of concerts this Year in 2017! I believe I owe that to my fans and also to my second family, the members of my band. They’ve been there for many years with me. They’re all fantastic musicians and wonderful friends to me.
This has been a very difficult decision for me that nobody can possibly understand. 49 YEARS of doing concerts!!!
Too all who’ve loved my work and that have been there for me, I want to be able to show my gratitude and awareness of your care and support. So…. I will continue to speak with my friend Jane who has helped me for years now with my website and my Facebook page. I’m not going to just disappear! I’m just no longer going to fly and play and travel and fly and play again etc.
God Bless you all and I hope you’ll come and see me in concert in my final year! I love what you’ve all given me with your magnificent support for decades.