NEIL DIAMOND turns to a fencing medal he won as a teenager when he’s feeling low – because he thinks the prize is a good luck charm.
The Sweet Caroline hitmaker admits the swordfighting honour he won as a high school student in New York gave him the boost he needed to follow his musical dreams.
He says, “This really tiny fencing medal has been a good omen for me. I do believe in luck, and I somehow think this medal brings me good fortune.
“(Winning it) was a defining moment for me. It really did change me because it raised my self-esteem.”