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Aug. 3, 2023
Buffy Sainte-Marie has announced that she’s retiring from live performances.
A statement announcing her decision cited factors including travel-induced health concerns and performance-inhibiting physical challenges.
“I have made the difficult decision to pull out of all scheduled performances in the foreseeable future,” Sainte-Marie said in the statement. “Arthritic hands and a recent shoulder injury have made it no longer possible to perform to my standards.
“Sincere regrets to all my fans and family, my band and the support teams that make it all possible.”
The legendary singer-songwriter, who’s in her early 80s, suggested in September that performances in Ottawa and Vancouver were part of what she said was “probably going to be her last tour.”