I think it all makes sense now:
He's been doing a lot of traveling lately: More so these past few years. He also says that this past London meet will be his last one for a while, because he has "a bunch of projects to finish." Now add all the heavy drinking and smoking and you have what appears to bucket list.
I think Luis is dying, and he doesn't have very long left to live.
Well Lou, I wish you the best in finishing all your projects before you're time is up.
Sorry, I'm just very tired right now.