Brian Wilson has said that he plans to retire from touring in around a year’s time.
Asked about if he ever thought about retiring Wilson said: “Oh God yes. Another year, maybe. This could be the last time I play here. I’m going to miss it, but I’m getting a little bit old for touring.”
He also said that he found touring “very hard work” and that it was getting more difficult as he gets older. “As I get older it gets harder for me,” he added. “But when I’m sitting down at the keyboard and my band’s behind me, I can do it.”
The composer also spoke about his ongoing battle with hallucinations, adding that he still hears voices in his head constantly. He explained: “What the voices say is still pretty much the same, negative things, ‘You’re going to die’, or, ‘You better watch out’, life-threatening kinds of things. Performing helps, but I’ll still have the voices there when I’m on stage. They’re always with me.”