Dolly Parton: The 77-year-old country legend has no plans to retire or take a break from the music industry. The 9 to 5 star, known for her dry sense of humor, said that she hoped to die while playing one of her most popular songs.
“I would never retire,” she told presenter Ken Bruce during an interview on Greatest Hits Radio. “I’ll just hopefully drop dead in the middle of a song on stage someday, hopefully, one I’ve written.
But anyway, that’s how I hope to go because we don’t have much of a choice in that.”
“Of course, we don’t have much of a choice in that. But as long as I’m able to work, as long as my health is good and my husband is good. I mean, the only way that I would ever slow down or stop would be for that reason. But in the meantime, I’m gonna make hay while the sun shines,” she said, as per ‘The Hollywood Reporter’.
Parton has gone on to become a music superstar, producing a total of 65 studio albums since her debut album ‘Hello, I’m Dolly’ in 1967.
“As long as I’m able to work, as long as my health is good and my husband is good, the only way that I would ever slow down would be for that reason,” she added.
“In the meantime, I’m going to make hay while the sun shines.”
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee added that because she’s been so fortunate to have so many dreams come true over her music career, she doesn’t want to waste anything.
“I always believe that if you’ve wanted your dreams to come true and you are lucky enough to have that happen, then you’ve got to be responsible because you gotta keep the dream alive,” Dolly Parton said.
“And every dream kind of spawns another dream. You can branch off of almost anything that happens and make a business of that as well. So it’s kind of like a tree with good roots – it’s got a lot of limbs and it’s also got a lot of leaves. So, why not make the most of it?”
Dolly Parton had previously claimed that she will not tour in support of her new album because she does not want to spend too much time apart from her 80-year-old husband, Carl Dean. Their marriage lasted 55 years.