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Old 17 August 2009, 10:56 PM
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Icon18 Neil Diamond and the mafia

Comment: Some years ago, there was a "rumor" going around that Neil
Diamond sort of diappeared from the public eye for awhile.
The cause of his abscence was said to be that when he was in Las Vegas, he
got involved with a Mafia big-shots wife, and they broke his hands.
Do you know if there is any truth to this??
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Old 18 August 2009, 02:14 PM
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I've never heard that one but wouldn't it make a great movie?

I don't recall Neil ever having his hands broken by anything, Mafia or otherwise, or that he diappeared from the scene for a while. As far as I can remember, he's been touring non-stop for ages.
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Old 18 August 2009, 06:08 PM
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The only time I have heard of the Mafia in reference to Neil Diamond is Rolling Stone calling his fans "Neil Mafia." But I don't think that group would break his hands.
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Old 11 September 2009, 10:51 PM
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His hands weren't broken by the mafia. He just hurts them eating porcupine pie. But he ate some chicken ripple ice cream and got better.

And now I have made myself have an earworm from a song I haven't heard since I was probably five.
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Old 16 September 2009, 01:02 AM
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I follow Neil on Twitter so I forwarded this to him. If he answers I'll reply. I won't hold my breath though.
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Old 16 September 2009, 02:06 AM
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I follow Neil on Twitter so I forwarded this to him. If he answers I'll reply. I won't hold my breath though.
If he doesn't answer, then it must be true, because otherwise he'd deny it.

And if he denies it, it must be true, because otherwise he wouldn't feel the need to deny it.
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Old 16 September 2009, 07:44 AM
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I read recently that he has had some problems with his hands due to arthritis or some such. That could be the origin of the rumor.
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I've never heard that one but wouldn't it make a great movie?
Better premise than The Jazz Singer.
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Old 12 August 2010, 11:12 PM
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Hey, I totally bought the "I'm a black guy" premise in the bar scene. If he didn't show his hands, no one would've know he was white, and there wouldn't have been that fight and...

Wait a minute. That's how he broke is hands. All because he forgot to paint them at that bar!
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