Tyson Fury has recorded a cover of Sweet Caroline, and is soon to release it out into the world to raise money for a men’s mental health charity.
Fans of the Wythenshawe-born boxer and self-proclaimed ‘gypsy king’ will know that Fury likes to join in with supporters by belting out the 1969 Neil Diamond tune before his fights, and he’s also well known to pick up the mic and perform renditions of other classic songs like American Pie and Walking in Memphis in the ring too.
But this is the first time the 34-year-old heavyweight champion has stepped foot inside a proper recording studio on his own for a solo track.
Fury has recorded a cover of Sweet Caroline as his first debut single, and the track will be released early next month on 11 November – which is only three weeks before his showdown against fellow Brit Derek Chisora in London.
All the proceeds from Fury’s first single are to be donated to Talk Club, which is a men’s mental health charity offering talking groups, sports groups, and other forms of therapy.
Throughout his career and time in the limelight, Fury has continued to be open and communicative about his mental health journey and suicidal thoughts, and he hopes that the release of his debut single and the money it raises can help to “smash the stigma”.
“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 explained.
“I have been very vocal about my mental health struggle, especially since my comeback, and it’s 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.”
Fury says he also hopes his version of Sweet Caroline will go down well with England fans heading to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar next month, after the song became a massive sporting anthem for the men’s team during Euro 2020 and was sung by supporters after the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 triumph too.
According to record label bosses, there’s also a special dance remix of Fury’s Sweet Caroline cover being worked on too, so stay tuned for that.
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Suffering in silence never need be the way.
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It’s even crazier to think what the trajectory of this video would have looked if you wound the clock back even by another 10 years.
As you can, not only has the company shown city’s skyline evolves over time, the company recently highlighted both central and Greater Manchester, highlighting the likes of Salford, Salford Quays and Stockport as they continue to grow.
While plenty of people have been understandably concerned over Manchester’s ever-changing skyline, especially post-2020’s Manctopia programme about the local property boom, the money these new-builds and developments have generated in the city cannot be denied.
Not only is Manchester one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe but two different towns in the region have been named among the best places to live in Britain over the past 12 months alone, but the city centre itself was named by Time Out as one of the best locations to visit anywhere in the UK.
It’s no wonder some of the happiest people in the country also live here, apparently.
Just lots of people telling us what we already know: Manchester is mint and thanks to its ever-changing skyline, it’s only looking more attractive to city types.
The Holiday is apparently getting a sequel after 17 years and it’s featuring the original cast
One of the best-loved festive films is apparently set to get a sequel 17 years after the original was released.
There’s no denying that The Holiday is an absolute Christmas classic at this point.
Released all the way back in 2006, the romantic comedy film stars Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz as Iris and Amanda – two lovelorn women from opposite sides of the pond who arrange a home exchange to escape heartbreak during the Christmas season.
However, their lives change unexpectedly when they meet and fall in love with two local lads played by Jack Black and Jude Law.
The Holiday is a film many like to stick on each time the festive season rolls around, and if you’re one of those with it on your watch list each year, then you’ll be pleased to know that the whole cast has reportedly agreed to film a sequel.
According to reports in The Sun doing the rounds today, Winslet, Diaz, Black, and Law are all said to have “signed on” to return.
Filming for the sequel is set to kick off next year, according to insiders.
The insider told The Sun: “The plan is to start rolling on scenes next year, primarily in the U.K. and in Europe, but the main talent are all signed up and on board.
“It’s one of the most successful movies of its kind and still enjoyed every year by millions of fans around the world – it makes perfect sense to revisit those characters and find out what became of their lives after they hooked up.
“It’ll be funny, poignant, and heartwarming – just what everyone wants for Christmas.”
Although the sequel is said to be in the works, it’s all very up in the air at the moment as no further details about the plot have been released.