Singer/actress Barbra Streisand says fans won’t see her live onstage again, according to a report in The Associated Press.
With a new Netflix special set to air on the entertainment streaming service this Wednesday, Streisand says in “Barbra: The Music … The Mem’ries … The Magic!” that she dislikes the stress of touring.
“No, I would never do another show. It’s exhausting,” she reportedly stated.
After Streisand forgot the words to a song during a show in 1967, she didn’t tour for 27 years. In fact, stage fright, feeling “like a show-off,” and disliking fame led the 10-time Grammy winner to sing in just 100 public concerts since 1963, Reuters reports.
“I don’t enjoy getting up on stage and prancing around. I feel like a show-off. I don’t like being a show-off. I like to be still. I like to sit in my chair and sing quietly to the audience. It’s hard for me to be too theatrical,” Streisand said.
Barbara Joan “Barbra” Streisand (source: Wikipedia):
Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker. In a career spanning six decades, she has achieved success in multiple fields of entertainment and has been recognized with two Academy Awards, ten Grammy Awards including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grammy Legend Award, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors prize, four Peabody Awards, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and nine Golden Globes. She is among a small group of entertainers who have been honored with an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award, and is one of only two artists in that group who have also won a Peabody.
Streisand is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time, with more than 68.5 million albums in the U.S. and with a total of 150 million albums and singles sold worldwide making her the best-selling female artist among top-selling artists recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America.