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Bootsy Collins Will No Longer Play Bass Live In Concert

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Famed funk bassist Bootsy Collins announced he will no longer be performing live in concert. The 67-year-old revealed he will continue to record in the studio despite his retirement from playing bass on stage.

Collins, who rose to fame in James Brown’s band and later holding down the low end for Parliament-Funkadelic, posted a message declaring his intentions to stop performing live. He wrote that his doctor instructed him to stop playing live due to pressure on Collins’ inner-ear and right hand. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame-inducted bassist’s note also indicated he plans to become a mentor for other musicians.

Read Bootsy’s message below: