Neil Diamond plays funny 'Sweet Caroline' update with coronavirus advice lyrics

23 March 2020, 10:40 | Updated: 11 October 2023, 13:19

Neil Diamond is back with some brilliant advice around self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic.

It's been a while since we heard from Neil Diamond, so it was fantastic to see him at home chilling with his dog by the fire.

The legendary performer said in a video online: “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.”

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

Watch the full video above.

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Neil Diamond. Picture: Neil Diamond

This is one of the first times we've seen Neil Diamond since he retired from public performance due to a Parkinson's diagnosis in 2018.

Neil is the latest in a long line of artists who have made music from their homes in light of the latest coronavirus pandemic.