REVIEW. Rob de Nijs in the Sportpaleis: carried by the …

Rob de Nijs in the Sportpaleis: a heartbreaking farewell. © Jan Van der Perre

A few years ago it seemed as if Rob de Nijs had already played his last Belgian concert. The Dutch singer was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, and when he collapsed on stage during a concert, it gradually seemed time to stop. His real goodbye was postponed by corona to last night. De Nijs – after sixty years of career for the first time in the Sportpaleis – was waved goodbye by fellow artists and 12,000 fans. However, the performance did not go quite as expected.

Bart Steenhaut