Neil Diamond Turns ‘Sweet Caroline’ Into a Coronavirus PSA

Watch his acoustic performance

March 23, 2020

Amid increasing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond took to Twitter on Sunday with a coronavirus-correct version of his classic "Sweet Caroline."

"I know we're going through a rough time right now," said Diamond, seated in front of a fire place with his dog to open the clip.  "But I love you, and I think maybe if we sing together, well, we'll just feel a little bit better."

Diamond, strumming an acoustic guitar, then broke into the song, whose pre-chorus was changed from "hands, touching hands," to "hands, washing hands."

The line, "touching me, touching you," became, "Don't touch me, I won't touch you." 

Followers thought the updated version was, "So good, so good," and his dog, shown sleeping at the end of the video also seemed to approve.