Veteran calypsonian David Rudder has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
He has said his upcoming show, Rudder 7.0, will probably be his last major event.
The singer made the disclosure while talking to the media at Kafe Blue, Wrightson Road, on Friday. He said the diagnosis was the results of recent tests.
Rudder said he would proceed to perform, but not on a big scale.
“This show will probably be my last marathon show – I can not do 4 hours standing up on a stage again.” But, he added, “I’ll still be around making music. That is just something that happens in life. I’ll proceed to perform, but I’ll decelerate once I feel I even have to. The energy remains to be there.”
Rudder said the support he had received from his family since his diagnosis has been tremendous.
The show is scheduled to happen at Soundforge on Mucurapo Road on May 6, to rejoice Rudder’s seventieth birthday.