Diana Ross is not about to let anything get in the way of her health, not even her performance!
Even as fans troop out to embrace the iconic star in her sold-out concert extravaganza in New York City, she remains unyielding in her commitment to care for herself. The 79-year-old is setting the stage ablaze with her headlining tour, where she mesmerizes audiences with timeless hits from her legendary solo career and her unforgettable days with The Supremes.
Diana Ross Takes Extra Precautions Ahead Of Sold-Out NYC Concert
Recently, the “Love Child” singer brought her captivating Music Legacy Tour to the heart of New York City to grace the iconic Radio City Music Hall. Just before showtime, Ross was captured arriving for soundcheck at the iconic venue, radiating her timeless aura.
Eager fans lined up along barriers, hoping to glimpse the Motown legend, who prioritized her health by donning a plastic face shield and mask. In true diva fashion, the actress exuded comfort and style, clad in a chic black coat embellished with sparkly sequins and paired with sleek black leggings.
Completing her ensemble, the “Baby Love” songstress donned fuzzy white socks and slip-on shoes. Despite most of her face being concealed by two masks, Ross’s unmistakable curly locks cascaded gracefully well past her shoulders.
Back in March, the “Out of Darkness” actress delighted her fans by announcing the tour through her social media platforms. In the post, she wrote:
“I’m delighted to announce The Music Legacy Tour 2023: a celebration of my greatest #1 hits! I’m coming home to the US to sing hit after hit from my solo career & my time with The Supremes. It’s going to be a love fest.”
The exhilarating journey across the U.S. commenced with a show on June 9 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. From there, she performed up and down the West Coast, gracing cities like Rancho Mirage, San Diego, Wheatland, and Santa Barbara in California, Reno, Nevada, and Oregon’s Jacksonville and Troutdale.
The tour then ventured to the East Coast, where the Mark G. Etess Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey, witnessed a spellbinding concert on June 24 and the Hershey Theater in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on June 27.
Smokey Robinson Opened Up About Past Fling With The ‘I’m Coming Out’ Singer
In a candid revelation, the 83-year-old disclosed a brief romantic involvement with Ross, lasting approximately a year. When they met, she was still working on establishing her career, and Robinson was still married to his first wife.
However, he confessed that her captivating beauty profoundly affected him, leading to their romantic entanglement. The record producer recalled:
“I was married at the time. [Ross and I] were working together, and it just happened. But it was beautiful. She’s a beautiful lady, and I love her today. She’s one of my closest people. She was young and trying to get her career together.”
The “Pure Smokey” artist clarified that his intentions from the beginning were solely to support the “Mahogany” actress in her career journey, and their relationship was not a result of chasing after each other.
Emphasizing his role as a mentor, he stated, “I was trying to help her. I brought her to Motown. I wasn’t going after her, and she wasn’t going after me. It just happened.”
Unfortunately, as is often the case with affairs, their fling eventually ended when Ross developed a conscience. Robinson explained how they broke it off “After seeing each other for a while, Diana told me she couldn’t do that because she knew Claudette, and she knew I still loved my wife. And I did. I loved my wife very much.”
Looking back on the relationship, the “Food for the Spirit” gospel artist expressed his realization that humans can simultaneously love more than one person. He emphasized that such feelings do not diminish anyone’s worth or fail to meet expectations, pointing out that love and emotions are beyond our control.
Taking a philosophical stance, he added, “If we could control love, nobody would love anybody. Nobody would take that chance. Why would you put your heart out there for somebody to hurt you like that and make you able to have those feelings?”