Tony Bennett, 91, Has No Plans To Retire: €I’m Simply Beginning Out’

Tony Bennett has no plans to retire.

The 91-year-old music legend made that clear to reporters shortly after he gained the 19th Grammy of his illustrious profession Sunday night.

“No, I am simply beginning out,” the New York native mentioned backstage at Madison Sq. Backyard.

Bennett was named the recipient of the award for finest conventional pop album in the course of the pre-show portion of Sunday’s Grammys for his December 2016 launch, “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90.”

He gained his first three Grammy awards in 1962.

Bennett mentioned his ardour for performing stays as sturdy as ever.

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“Thankfully, I am nonetheless in high form and once I get out on the stage to carry out, I can not wait as a result of I really like the viewers they usually love me,” Bennett mentioned. “So I am not without end retiring. I will maintain going till I reduce out.”

He added: “I like to carry out for folks. I prefer to make them really feel good. Once they do, I fall asleep very nicely.”

Bennett — who was born in Astoria, Queens — has 18 upcoming exhibits throughout American between February and June.

The Grammy winner joined John Legend to kick off the ceremony by singing a little bit of “New York, New York.”

 
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