Neil Diamond has got engaged to his manager Katie McNeil.

The 70-year-old 'Sweet Caroline' singer revealed the news on his twitter account and explained he is "lovestruck" with Katie, who was executive producer on the 2009 documentary about him, entitled 'Neil Diamond: Hot August Night NYC'.

Writing in a rhyming couplet style to resemble a song lyric, he wrote: "Good news coming from sunny LA/ and you're the first I want to tell/ Katie & I just got engaged/ and I hope you wish us well. Neil."

In a later message the music legend - who has two daughters, Marjorie and Elyn, from his first marriage to Jayne Posner and two sons, Jesse and Micah, with ex-wife Marcia Murphy - posted a picture of Katie and wrote an accompanying message revealing he is "love-struck".

Neil had further positive news yesterday (07.09.11) when it was announced he is set to be recognised for his contribution to US culture at the Kennedy Center honours in December, along with actress Meryl Streep.