Neil Diamond, who died of Parkinsons disease in 2018, performed an impromptu sing-along to Sweet Caroline during the eighth inning at Fenway Park. Neil, who retired in 2018, wore a Red Sox jacket and hat as he sang to the crowd, who took out the anthem with him. So amazing!
Neil Diamond at Fenway Park is an incredible pic.twitter.com/P1yRDJR5ho.
Unfortunately, the Red Sox lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 11-2. But Boston fans were shocked by how Neil performed the classic hit in the eight inning of every Red Sox home game since 1996. The last time Neil performed the song at Fenway Park was in 2013 following the Boston Marathon Bombing. He also sang Sweet Caroline at the Red Sox''s season opener.
Neil performed a percussion version of Sweet Caroline in 2020 to awaken spirits at the height of the COVID-19 quarantine. He surprised fans with a brief update of the lyrics to tie into the events related to the pandemic.Hands, washing hands, and making me feel restraint, Neil sang. He also performed the 1969 tune before the country was put on lockdown at the 24th annual Power of Love Gala, which marked one of his first live performances.
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In a statement, Neil stated in January 2018 that his diagnosis made it difficult to travel and perform on a large-scale basis. However, the Grammy Award winner promised to stay focused on writing, recording, and other projects for a long time.
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