was diagnosed with laryngitis after a recent concert
at Ohio State University, where he reportedly “sounded raspy.” Many fans walked
out during the event, which took place on Monday, demanding refunds and
flooding the veteran singer-songwriter’s inbox with grievances. A spokeswoman
came forward today, offering reimbursement to concert-goers who submit their requests
before Sept. 5.
Diamond also posted an apology on his website: “Please give
me a few days to figure out a way to make it up to you. I haven't let you down
before and I wont let you down now. Until you hear from me again remember, You
are the sun. I am the moon. You are the words. I am the tune. Forgive me. I
love you. Neil.”
Fans report that Diamond
gave no explanation for his performance during the concert. Since the refund
announcement, a deluge of shame-on-you-Ohio comments have replaced the
complaints on NeilDiamond.com.
Diamond’s upcoming performances in Green Bay, Wis. and St.
Louis, Mo. have been rescheduled for mid-Sept.
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