Neil Diamond, 81, stole the display on the Boston Red Sox sport on Saturday evening, June 18. The iconic musician carried out an impromptu sing-along to his loved tune “Sweet Caroline” all through the 8th inning at Fenway Park. Neil, who retired in 2018 after he was once recognized with Parkinson’s illness, wore a Red Sox jacket and hat as he sang to the group, who enthusiastically belted out the anthem with him. So epic!
Neil Diamond making a song “Sweet Caroline” at Fenway Park is fantastic 🎤 🙌 percent.twitter.com/P1yRDJR5ho
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Unfortunately, the Red Sox misplaced to the St. Louis Cardinals, 11-2. But Boston enthusiasts had been extremely joyful to have Neil there in particular person acting the vintage hit. “Sweet Caroline” has been performed all through the 8 inning of each and every Red Sox house sport since 1996. The closing time Neil carried out the tune at Fenway Park was once in 2013 following the Boston Marathon Bombing. He additionally sang “Sweet Caroline” on the Red Sox’s 2010 season opener.
In 2020, Neil sang an acoustic model of “Sweet Caroline” to raise spirits on the top of the COVID-19 quarantine. He shocked enthusiasts with a fast change-up of the lyrics to tie into what was once taking place with the pandemic. “Hands, washing hands/Reaching out, don’t touch me me, I won’t touch you,” Neil sang. He additionally carried out the 1969 song proper sooner than the rustic went into lockdown at Keep Memory Alive‘s 24th annual Power of Love Gala, which marked one of his first live performances following his Parkinson’s analysis.
Neil introduced his retirement in a observation in January 2018. He defined that his analysis “made it difficult to travel and perform on a large-scale basis.” However, the Grammy Award winner did promise that he’d “remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come.”