Neil Diamond unveils hilarious 'Sweet Caroline' update with coronavirus washing hands advice

23 March 2020, 10:37 | Updated: 23 March 2020, 11:48

By Tom Eames

Neil Diamond is back with some brilliant advice around self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic and of course, washing your hands.

It's been a while since we heard from Neil Diamond, so it was fantastic to not only see him chilling at home, but also bringing us a brilliant 'Sweet Caroline' coronavirus remix to help us all have more fun while washing our hands.

The legendary performer, who suffers from Parkinsons, 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.”

The Story of... 'Sweet Caroline'

Neil 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 Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline remix video above.

Neil Diamond has given us all the coronavirus song we didn't know we needed
Neil Diamond has given us all the coronavirus song we didn't know we needed. Picture: Neil Diamond

This is one of the first times we've seen Neil 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.

Last week, Gary Barlow began a series of daily 'Crooner Sessions', teaming up with fellow singers including JC Chasez and Alfie Boe.

Robbie Williams also staged a 90-minute karaoke session, while Anthony Hopkins treated fans to a little piano playing with his cat.