…plus some news from Bonnie
UNITED KINGDOM – Bonnie Tyler has revealed she has learnt to swim at the age of 69 after nearly drowning when she fell off her yacht.
The singer says she has always been scared of water but was forced to take action after tumbling from her boat in the Algarve more than ten years ago.
Speaking on the Andy Jaye podcast, the Total Eclipse Of The Heart and Eurovision 2013 participant singer said: “At the grand age of 69 I’ve just learnt to swim – it’s taken me long enough.
“I should have learnt to swim way before now, but I had a lot of traumas in the sea, falling off my yacht and everything. So I was a bit afraid of water but I’m not anymore. Although I don’t go in the deep end, I do 40 widths a day instead.”
Tyler says when she fell overboard more than a decade ago she was saved by her husband, Robert Sullivan, who pulled her from the sea.