Following the passing of Prince, people began checking in with the few living legends we have left from his era, and the report on Little Richard didn’t come back too well.
Both Digital Music News and The Mercury News reported that the singer is in gravely poor health, but thankfully, Richard’s attorney says that’s far from the truth.
“I just spoke to him today,” he told Rolling Stone. “He said, ‘You know, I want you to talk to [the press] because I’m really annoyed. This thing started on Facebook. Not only is my family not gathering around me because I’m ill, but I’m still singing. I don’t perform like I used to, but I have my singing voice, I walk around, I had hip surgery a while ago but I’m healthy.’”
“He’s 83,” his lawyer added. I don’t know how many 83-year-olds still get up and rock it out every week, but in light of the rumors, I wanted to tell you that he’s vivacious and conversant about a ton of different things and he’s still very active in a daily routine.”
So glad to hear!
Source: Rolling Stone