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Neil Diamond Sings "Sweet Caroline" Hand Washing Cover

Neil Diamond Changed the "Sweet Caroline" Lyrics to Remind People to Wash Their Hands

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 07: Neil Diamond performs onstage at the 24th annual Keep Memory Alive 'Power of Love Gala' benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Centre for Brain Health at MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive)

There are plenty of helpful reminders to keep your hands clean nowadays, and Neil Diamond just added another to the list. The iconic singer recently sang a version of "Sweet Caroline" on Twitter with the lyrics slightly tweaked to emphasise good hygiene. During the time of coronavirus (COVID-19), he's one of many celebrities raising awareness about ways people can try to stay healthy.

The bridge of Diamond's song usually goes, "Hands, touching hands / Reaching out, touching me, touching you" but he tweaked things slightly and sang, "Hands, washing hands / Don't touch me, I won't touch you." You heard him, folks! It also helps that the new bridge clocks in at 20 seconds, which is the minimum recommended time limit for hand washing hygiene. Watch the full video below to see Diamond's rendition, and don't be surprised if the catchy tune gets stuck in your head.

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