Neil Diamond Has Shared A New ‘Global Singalong’ Video For His Classic Hit ‘Sweet Caroline’

The video features Diamond’s followers, who submitted videos of themselves singing along to the track.

Diamond’s new video comes after the release of his new album with the London Symphony Orchestra, Classic Diamonds.

Back in March, as the world began locking down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Diamond shared a comedic public service announcement, using the lyrics for ‘Sweet Caroline’ to urge people to wash their hands.

“I know we’re going through a rough time right now, but I love you, and I think maybe if we sing together we might feel a little bit better,” Diamond said, performing in front of the fire at home with his dog.

He then delivered a version of ‘Sweet Caroline’, which featured the alternate lyrics: “Hands, washing hands, reaching out, don’t touch me, I won’t touch you.”

Diamond announced he was retiring from touring two years ago after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

A statement issued to the singer’s official website says that “the onset of the disease has made it difficult to travel and perform on a large scale basis but will allow Mr Diamond to continue his writing, recording and development of new projects”.

“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring,” the musician said of the update.

“I have been so honoured to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years.”

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