Buffy Sainte-Marie is retiring from live performances.

Buffy Sainte-Marie

 Buffy Sainte-Marie at the 2017 Juno Awards at The Canadian Tire Centre on April 2, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images) 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…

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