Dolly Parton made it clear that she has no plans to retire anytime soon.
“I would never retire. I’ll just hopefully drop dead in the middle of a song onstage someday,” the “9 to 5” singer, 77, said.
Parton — who has been married to Carl Thomas Dean since 1966 — added that she’ll continuing performing as long as her body will allow it.
“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,” she said.
“But in the meantime, I’m gonna make hay while the sun shines.”
The legendary country singer elaborated that she feels “responsible” for keeping “the dream alive” since she was “lucky enough” to have her dreams come true in the first place.
Since kicking off her career with her first album “Hello, I’m Dolly” in 1967, Parton has released a whopping 65 studio albums.
Dolly Parton would rather ‘drop dead onstage’ than retire. Dolly Parton would rather ‘drop dead onstage’ than retire