Buffy Sainte-Marie Retiring from Live Performances

Canadian folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie has announced her retirement from live performances.

The 82-year-old singer-songwriter attributed the decision to a “combination of contributing 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 a 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 Oscar- and Polaris Prize-winning artist released her most recent album, Medicine Songs, in 2017. Last year, she was the subject of a documentary called Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On, which is currently streaming on PBS’s website.