Barry Manilow has insisted his youthful look is down to ‘blind luck’, as he chatted with Alison Hammond on ITV’s This Morning today about his new music
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Barry Manilow insists his youthful appearance is only due to “blind luck”.
The Copacabana star appeared on ITV’s This Morning today to chat with Alison Hammond, who was filling in Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield’s names as they sped back to the set after hosting the show live from Buckingham Palace.
In introducing the conversation, she shared how Barry joined her live from his studio in Palm Springs via video link.
“Good morning Alison, nice to meet you,” he said as the two shared interesting things, and Alison explained the last time the duo met, where he sang to her one of his favorite songs. his song.
She then added: “I think the last time we saw each other was in Las Vegas, all those years ago.
“You sang to me with the piano, it was amazing. Nice to meet you. First of all, I have to say, you look incredible, so what’s the secret? You don’t tell secrets what!”
Barry then went on to claim his youthful appearance was due to luck.
“It’s just luck! It’s just blind luck. I’m very old, don’t talk about it – it’s just very depressing,” he said.
As Alison later added: “Honestly, you look gorgeous.”
Back in 2017, Barry went public about his sexuality for the first time, confirming his relationship and marriage to manager Garry Kief, whom he married a few years earlier after a long time. romantic.
“I’m very private and I always have been,” he said.
“I thought I would let them down if they knew I was gay. So I never did anything,” he added on why he kept it a secret, “When they knew that Garry and I were together, they were so happy The reaction was beautiful – strangers commented, ‘Great for you!’ I’m so grateful for that. Thank goodness we’re still together and we’re in good shape too.”
Since then, Barry admitted he felt that leaving earlier would ruin his career.
He said: “That was amazing. I went through so many years where I couldn’t do it. It would kill my career. Instantly. Immediately after the words came out, my career. I’m going to end. It was stupid at the time. but it’s true. Everyone knows it, we have to watch out if we make a mistake. It’s not that people don’t know, people are very smart.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/barry-manilow-insists-youthful-looks-27051575 Barry Manilow insists his youthful look is down to 'blind luck'