Sir Tom Jones would not plan on slowing down anytime quickly.
The Welsh hitmaker, whose actual title is Sir Thomas John Woodward, turned 80 earlier this week and revealed that his decades-long profession will proceed so long as he’s nonetheless respiration.
“I like birthdays. People say, ‘What is it like growing old?’ but I say, ‘What is the alternative?'” the musician mentioned in an interview with the U.Ok.’s Mirror.
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He acknowledged that getting older is a truth of life and that it is one thing he would not thoughts “as the memories are tremendous.”
Whereas some would not blame the artist for stepping away from touring at age 80, Jones revealed he would not plan on ever retiring.
“I don’t want to stop as God has been good to me and my voice is still there,” he mentioned of performing worldwide hits. “I want to do it as long as there is a breath in my body.”
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The baritone vocalist revealed in Might that his 2020 tour had been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. He referred to as it “one of the shames” of lockdown when talking with BBC Radio 2 in a separate interview.
He additionally referred to as performing stay his “lifeblood” and now finds himself singing “around the house” in quarantine.
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The “She’s a Lady” singer was additionally compelled to postpone his tour again in 2017. He took to Twitter to apologize to followers for the delay however mentioned it was based mostly on “medical advice” he acquired from his physician.