Neil Diamond leads the sing-along of his iconic 1969 classic. While singing Sweet Caroline, the legendary singer visibly shivers on stage in the -3° wind-chill New York winter. FOX New Year's Eve 2018 with Steve Harvey and Maria Menounos was live from Times Square December 31, 2017 and broadcast on January 1, 2018 at some places. The 76-year-old Grammy Award winning singer encouraged the NYC street crowd to join him on Sweet Caroline chorus with "ba, ba, ba" and "so good, so good, so good" unison interjections.
This video is Neil Diamond's final live performance. He announced touring retirement shortly afterward. Neil last completed his 50th Anniversary US Tour earlier in 2017.
Watch Cal Vid Playlist of Neil Diamond live in complete concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWptyRPuZHuHlgZv_nf0rFQeCKFxYovEe
Update January 22, 2018: (CNN) Entertainer Neil Diamond has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, prompting the singer to retire from touring.
"I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years," Diamond said in a statement. "My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows."
The singer had been planning a March tour of Australia and New Zealand as a part of his 50th anniversary tour. Those performances have been canceled, according to the statement.
Diamond, 76, known for such hits as "Sweet Caroline," said he plans to continue writing and recording. "My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement," he said.
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors, slowness of movement and other symptoms, according to the Parkinson's Foundation.
Watch Neil Diamond performing first hit Solitary Man 52 years ago on his 1966 television debut https://youtu.be/WOAwOxyHs8I