The legendary singer, Lionel Richie, has been making headlines for his youthful appearance subsequent to his performance at the King Charles III’s Coronation Concert on May 7th, 2023. The concert was held at the Windsor Castle. The 73-year-old singer was praised for his age-defying looks, but some netizens speculated that he had undergone plastic surgery.
However, Richie denied the rumors and has instead given credit to his healthy lifestyle. He also shared his secrets to staying youthful and fresh-faced. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Richie dismissed the accusations saying he would never go under the knife.
He adds, “Plastic surgery locks you in for that year and after that, you can’t go naturally…You try and go back to reset, and you can’t.” He credited his naturally-young looks to a healthy way of living that included water, sleep, sweat and sex. He also mentioned that he and his wife, 33-year-old model Lisa Parigi, avoid consuming too much red meat.
Many fans were astonished at how young the 73-year-old looked during his performance. The American Idol’s judge’s recent comments about his anti-aging techniques have attracted significant media attention. His lifestyle consists of lots of water intake, getting sufficient and consistent sleep, and indulging in physical activities. Richie’s anti-aging habits have been well-received by the fans and health enthusiasts, who have praised his determination to maintain his health.
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While some appreciated his honest and natural approach, others criticized his lack of authenticity. But, the “All Night Long” singer brushed off the comments saying, “I know it’s real boring.” He added that sex will also work as it’s good for the heart too.
Talking about his personal life, Richie has been married twice and is a father to three children. His daughter, Sofia Richie, just got married in France last month. He has been very open about his relationships and his past struggles with addiction, and has since become an advocate for sobriety and mental mental health awareness.
Richie’s performance at the Windsor Castle
The singer’s performance at the coronation concert also received mixed reviews from the audience. While some fans praised his vocals, others criticized his singing by comparing it to that of a karaoke singer or the Muppet Kermit the Frog. Some people also blamed the negligence in managing the sound equipment that caused the issues for the performance.
Despite the negative responses online, the Royals seemed to enjoy Richie’s performance, including the Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who were seen dancing and waving flags. Even King Charles III and Queen Camilla were brought to their feet by the legendary singer’s music.
Richie’s appearance at the coronation concert was part of a star-studded line-up that included Katy Perry, Take That and Andrea Bocelli (Italian opera singer). Lionel performed some of his biggest hits, including “All Night Long” and “Easy” in front of the Royals and 20,000 fans. The event was organized on Sunday, May 7th evening to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III, who succeeded his mother the Queen Elizabeth II, earlier this year.
Richie has been close to King Charles III ever since they worked together for the former Prince’s Trust. The two even share an ongoing joke about the singer’s young appearance, with Richie asking the King to come to Hollywood to discover his secrets.
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Lionel Richie has been in the music industry for more than fifty years, and his music has lived through generations. He has sold over a hundred million music records all over the world and has won several awards, including five of the prestigious Grammy Awards. He has also been officially instated into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Musician’s Hall of Fame.
In the recent years, he has become known for his role as a judge and a mentor on the show “American Idol”, where he has helped shape the careers of many young artists. He has also been involved in several charitable causes, including the Prince’s Trust (which helps young people in the UK reach their full potential).
It doesn’t matter how much criticism is directed towards him; Richie continues to remain an icon in the music industry. Not only is he known for his compelling music but also his charming personality.