Rick Astley is happy he retired at just 27 after finding worldwide fame with his hit song ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ in the 1980s. The 56-year-old says there were always new faces entering the building, eager to do things he wasn’t. Astley released the single “Never Gonna Give You Up” from his debut album in 1987. The song reached number one in 25 countries.
“I kind of feel like I would have imploded myself if I hadn’t. The problem with pop music is when you’re in real pop music like me, it’s every single minute and hour of every day or nothing. And there is no in-between because everyone else is doing everything, so you have to do everything.”
Rick Astley has no regrets retiring at just 27
Around 2007, Astley became the focus of lively internet memes. Users who click on an apparently unrelated link and are then taken to Astley’s famous song “Never Gonna Give You Up” are known as “Rickrolls”. Astley maintains his composure amid the ongoing virus phenomenon.
“Obviously some people are sick to death of the whole rickrolling thing and everything else that has to do with it or with me, but I think I just need to step away from it a little bit.”
Astley is currently touring supporting New Kids on the Block along with Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue. He spoke about the tour and how much fun it was in the summer,
“What’s amazing is that The New Kids on the Block are the first to go and when I actually go up there the crowd is in full swing so it’s a lot of fun. It was just a really nice thing to do in the summer.”
He said the main reason for joining the tour was to get out post COVID and have fun and relieve some pressure.
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