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Sunday 25 January 2015

Lulu: Retirement is a dirty word

Lulu takes care of herself and has no plans to retire
Lulu takes care of herself and has no plans to retire

Singer Lulu has said she has no intention of retiring any time soon.

The star, 64, now a grandmother, has been in the spotlight for five decades.

"I have a singing coach, go to throat specialists regularly to get checked over, so that I can keep going," Lulu said.

"To me, retire is a dirty word. Music really makes me happy, it's who I am, and I don't know what I'd do if I didn't do it.

"Of course, when I'm 95 I might have to be dignified and go, 'Oh, stop, this is ridiculous', but for now I'm keeping going."

The Shout! singer admitted that "ageing is tough".

"In my head, I think I'm 30, so it shocks me when there's an ache or a pain... But I'm 100 per cent healthy and I look after myself now. I haven't had surgery, I just make sure I care for my skin. I do pilates and dance classes so I keep moving, that's so important."

Lulu, who is currently single, said she's "not bothered" about the possibility of another relationship.

"If I was really looking for someone, I think I'd find them. Of course, sometimes I feel lonely, but who doesn't?" she said

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