Health problems have forced the cancelation of a New Year's Eve performance by a singer dubbed the ``hardest working man in Buffalo show business.''
R&B singer and disc jockey Lance Diamond has been entertaining audiences in Buffalo since the 1970s, most notably at the former Elmwood Lounge, now known as Milkie's.
Diamond had to cancel Wednesday night's show at Milkie's due to heart problems he began suffering shortly after Christmas.
Diamond's sister, Paulette Counts, says he loves western New York and she's asking the Buffalo area ``to pray and pull him through this.''
Diamond, a member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, has influenced generations of local musicians, including members of the Goo Goo Dolls. He has performed live and recorded with the Buffalo-founded band.