Song sung raspy: Diamond postpones St. Louis concert

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | 10:46 p.m. CDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Neil Diamond has moved his Friday concert in St. Louis to Sept. 10 because of laryngitis.

The move was announced as disappointed fans were demanding a refund after Diamond's performance Monday at Ohio State University because the 67-year-old singer's voice sounded raspy.

Some fans left the concert early and others said Diamond completed the show without mentioning anything to the audience about his voice.

A statement from Diamond on Tuesday said a doctor had diagnosed acute laryngitis.

Value City Arena officials are offering a refund to those who put in a request before Sept. 5. Tickets for the concert ranged from $20 to $120.

Diamond, the singer of such hits as "Sweet Caroline" and "Song Sung Blue," posted a message on his Web site asking for fans' forgiveness. Another message said Wednesday's concert in Green Bay, Wis., will be rescheduled for Sept. 12.



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