Neil Diamond made a rare appearance to perform ‘Sweet Caroline’ on Broadway.
The 81-year-old music legend stopped touring in 2018 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
Since then, he’s performed the mega hit a few times, including on the Boston Red Sox in June.
And on Sunday (04.12.22), he performed at the opening night of ‘A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical’ at the Broadhurst Theater in New York City.
Prior to the Red Sox game, Diamond performed at the 2020 Keep Memory Alive Power of Love gala at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
And just over two years later, he returned to the stage at Boston’s Fenway Park to sing the football anthem adopted by the Red Sox for their game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Diamond was joined by Broadway star Will Swenson, who plays the legendary musician in “A Beautiful Noise, the Neil Diamond Musical,” for the performance.
The ‘America’ singer announced he was stopping touring with “reluctance and disappointment” after being stricken with the degenerative condition.
In a statement at the time, he said: “It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I am so honored to be bringing my shows to the public for the past 50 years.
“My sincere apologies to everyone who bought tickets and planned to come to the upcoming shows.”
Despite retiring from touring, Diamond vowed to continue writing and recording music for “a long time”.
He added: “I intend to be active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come.
“My thanks go out to my loyal and devoted audience around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride was ‘so good, so good, so good’ because of you.”
Earlier this year, Diamond sold its entire song catalog to Universal Music Group.
The deal included 110 previously unreleased songs, an unreleased album, and archive videos.
He said: “Having done business with UMG for nearly a decade, I am grateful for the trust and respect we have built together and am confident in the knowledge that Lucian, Jody, Bruce, Michelle and the global team represent UMG my catalog and future releases with the same passion and integrity that has always fueled my career.