Disappointed Neil Diamond fans are demanding a refund after attending a concert at Ohio State University in which the 67-year-old singer’s voice sounded raspy.
Some fans left the Monday concert early and others said Diamond completed the concert without mentioning anything to the audience about his voice.
A statement from Diamond on Tuesday says a doctor has 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,” has posted a message on his Web site asking for fans’ forgiveness. Another message says Wednesday’s concert in Green Bay, Wis., will be rescheduled for Sept. 12, and Friday’s concert in St. Louis, Mo., will instead take place Sept. 10.