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British Boxer Tyson Fury is releasing a version of the Neil Diamond hit ‘Sweet Caroline’ to raise money for a mental health charity.
The two-time heavyweight champion, who has been known to belt out impromptu classics in the ring, will release the single on 11th November, three weeks before his next fight against Derek Chisora in London.
All proceeds are going towards Talk Club, a men’s mental health charity that offers therapy, sports and other forms of activities via online and in-person methods.
Talk Club co-founders Ben Akers and Gavin Thorpe said: “Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK. Tyson Fury is a champion, in and out of the ring, to many of those men.
“So to be partnering with Tyson on something that raises the awareness of Talk Club and gets men talking and improving their mental fitness will save lives.”
The 34-year-old has long been outspoken in his own struggles and mental health issues and has used his platform to champion causes and spread awareness.
“Boxing has been a massive platform for me to spread the word on mental health and I have done it to the best of my ability,” Fury told Sky news.
“I have been very vocal about my mental health struggle, especially since my comeback.
“It has been widely printed about my highs and lows, ups and downs, so I’ve tried my best to keep talking about it as much as I can and keep trying to smash the stigma.”
The single, released originally in 1969, has long been popular with sports fans and was recently heard belted around stadiums by fans watching Englands football teams in 2021 and 2022 during the Euro campaigns.
With the World Cup just around the corner in Qatar, Fury hopes his version goes down well with fans who are jumping on the plane.
Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call Samaritans for help on 116 123 or email email@example.com in the UK.