He's sold over 150 million records, but Sir Tom Jones has confessed that he dreads the day that he can no longer sing.
The 70-year-old veteran -- whose latest album 'Praise and Blame' is a meditative collection of gospel and blues songs dealing with spirituality and mortality -- was speaking to CBS News when he revealed his fear.
"I dread the day. Time is my enemy. Time will catch up with me vocally. And I dread that,' he said. "I dread to think about life without singing because I can express myself, it's a great release, it's a wonderful feeling to get on stage and pour all this stuff out and for people to go, 'Yeah!'''
From the comments on the YouTube video:
catcando75: I grew up listening to this man who belted out a song like no other & always did it in skin tight pants! His voice was clear & crisp yet deep & raspy. When you watched him you knew he loved every note because he wore it like a banner on his face. He pushed tv limits without a pause, his charisma was strong. This is a man so in love with music he knows no boundaries...
Tom Jones: Time Is My Enemy. CBS.
'Time is my enemy': Tom Jones confesses to US TV network CBS that he 'dreads' the thought of retirement. Daily Mail.
Tom Jones: 'I Want to Live Forever' (video) http://goo.gl/UZ2jX