Rough Diamond Offers Refunds for Concert

Singer apologizes when raspy voice ruins Ohio performance
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2008 2:55 AM CDT
U.S. singer Neil Diamond performs during a concert in Munich, southern Germany, on Tuesday, May 27, 2008.    (AP Photo/Christof Stache)
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(Newser) – Singer Neil Diamond is offering fans a full refund for a raspy-voiced Ohio concert, reports the Columbus Dispatchs. Several fans were angry when the crooner croaked his way through the Ohio State University gig Monday night. Diamond, 67, posted a message on his website asking for fans’ forgiveness. He has been diagnosed with acute laryngitis and has canceled his next two concerts.