Cliff Richard has spoken openly about why he has no intention of announcing his retirement any time soon.
The 82-year-old, who has released his new Christmas album Christmas with Cliff Last week he also poked fun at artists who announce they are retiring only to make a comeback soon after.
“We know all artists who retire and then make four or five comebacks,” says Richard This morning Hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on Tuesday November 29th.
“Every time they make a comeback, I think they’ve run out of money,” he joked. “And I don’t want anyone to think that about me!”
The singer recently announced an eight-date tour for winter 2023, which will include six nights at the Eventim Apollo in London.
There will also be a show in Blackpool and another in Glasgow. Tickets are available here.
“I think the days of touring for six months are way behind me,” he said. “You never know when you’re going to wake up and [something’s] not working.”
Richard is currently in a chart battle with Stormzy for UK number one. Stormzy aims for the top spot with his third album, That’s what I mean. You can read The Independent’s five-star review here.
“Here I am with the most popular artist of the decade on the charts and I can still keep up,” Richard said. “I was going to say that the best man can win, but I’m not just saying that in case he wins!”
When asked why he waited so long to record another Christmas album, Richard said: “It felt right again. Christmas comes every year and you might get bored.”
“In the end, the public decides who and what to buy.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/cliff-richard-mocks-artists-who-retire-then-make-four-or-five-comebacks-b2235268.html Cliff Richard ridicules artists who “retire” and then make “four or five comebacks.”