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Gladys Knight Gets Candid About Aging As She Celebrated 75th Birthday: "You Should Make The Most Of Every Moment"

Date October 23, 2019 11:36

Some people get different perspectives of life as they get older, and Gladys Knight is sharing hers.

Gladys Knight's age

Gladys Knight, AKA the Empress of Soul, turned 75 on May 28.

This talented singer has been holding a mic for most of her life after making her solo debut at the age of four when she sang in her church.

Despite this big milestone birthday taking place months ago, Gladys only recently celebrated it with a big birthday bash. A lavish birthday celebration was organized in her honor on October 20 and such influential stars like Loni Love, Terri Crews and many more were present to celebrate with her.

Lessons from Gladys

While speaking to Closer Weekly, the Midnight Train to Georgia singer said that she "feels blessed" on this latest milestone. She added:

Cause we just will never know the hour, the moment, the day, the time that we’re supposed to go.

On celebrating each moment and not allowing the idea of aging get you down, Gladys also said:

You should make the most of every moment because you’ve been blessed enough to come here first of all.

In addition, she had some advice for singers who are trying to break their way into the industry saying that they have to prepare to cope with the tough parts if they want to enjoy the easier times.

So you should keep trying to improve yourself all the way, every time. And it’s a hard road.

The singer went on to add that while things may "look just glamorous," upcoming talents should listen to their mentors and learn as much as they can.

Staying healthy and youthful

In September 2018, Gladys shared an Instagram post where she talked about how she has been able to maintain stellar health and stunning beauty.

She appreciated her fans for keeping her young but also thanked her "God-given genes and clean living" for helping her look the way she does.

As for the exercises she enjoys, Gladys mentioned tennis, saying that she loved working hard at it to be as good as the Williams sisters.

Gladys Knight has sure come a long way and has learned many things on her journey. Today, she's still being celebrated as one of the most influential people in music and her songs continue to garner interest from fans all over the world.

Kudos on creating such a successful career and a special happy birthday to the bright star.

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