Tom Jones vows to continue making music as long as there’s ‘breath in his body’
Sir Tom Jones vows to never retire while his voice is “still there” – as he hits 80.
The star, who reached the milestone last week, said he had no plans to slow down.
He said: “I like birthdays. People say, ‘What is it like growing old?’ but I say, ‘What is the alternative?’.
“I don’t mind growing old as the memories are tremendous.
“I don’t want to stop as God has been good to me and my voice is still there.
Tom Jones vows to never retire while his voice is “still there” – as he hits 80
He adds: “I want to do it as long as there is a breath in my body”.
Speaking with Cerys Matthews on BBC Radio 2, he talked about his sadness at having to postpone his 2020 tour until next year.
He said: “That is one of the shames with lockdown.
Sir Tom has enjoyed incredible success since he first appeared on the charts way back in 1965
“Doing live shows, that’s my lifeblood, so I’m singing around the house now”.
Tom has shown no signs of wanting to slow down despite being 15 years over the retirement age.
As he reaches his birthday milestone, the rock n roll legend has been reflecting on the highs of his career.
Tom has shown no signs of wanting to slow down despite being 15 years over the retirement age
And he admits that he wants to release another chart topping track before he will consider hanging up the microphone.
The music legend recently told The Sun: “People know I’ve done Sex Bomb, or Delilah or whatever.
“Not that I won’t do it again, there might be another Sex Bomb out there, you never know, I’m not ruling it out.
“I want to keep on singing for many years yet.
“I know my time is getting shorter because of my age, but how short it is I don’t know. God has been very kind to me.”
Sir Tom has enjoyed incredible success since he first appeared on the charts way back in 1965.