Neil Diamond's incredible rare treat for fans
Baseball fans were given a surprise treat from singer Neil Diamond who made an appearance at the Boston Red Sox game.
Diamond gave a heartwarming performance of his classic “Sweet Caroline” at the game on June 18 at Fenway Park in Boston.
Heartwarming footage shows Diamond enthusiastically singing along while sporting the black and red Boston Red Sox letterman jacket as the crowd joined in.
This was Diamond’s first performance since 2018 after he retired due to his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis.
Neil Diamond singing "Sweet Caroline" at Fenway Park is incredible 🎤 🙌 pic.twitter.com/P1yRDJR5ho
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 19, 2022
He previously sang the song at the same stadium in 2013 when the Red Sox played their first home game since the Boston Marathon bombing.
The song has now become a part of tradition for the Red Sox who play “Sweet Caroline” during the eighth inning of each home game.
Despite retiring from live touring, Diamond said that he would “continue his writing, recording and development of new projects”.
There is a musical about Diamond’s life currently in pre-production and is expected to open on Broadway later in the year.