Sir Tom celebrated his 80th birthday this summer and told BBC Radio 2 that he has no intention of retiring anytime soon, saying: “I don’t want to stop! God has been good to me and my voice is still there. So as long as it’s there I wanna get up… singing live to people is the thing.”

The Welsh singer posted on Instagram at the time: “Wow 80 years young today! It’s a great feeling to hit this milestone.

“I’ve been blessed with so many extraordinary experiences and have had the privilege of meeting and working with outstanding, talented and inspiring people across many generations. It’s amazing when I think about it!

“To have a life in music, along with love, family, friends, and the most loyal fans throughout the years – who have allowed me to continue to record and tour the world for over fifty years, is truly an honour.”


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