"I love being a tradition, it's what I like most. It's what I've fought for all my life, for a little bit of me to be present in every home in every country - I like being a tradition," the singer told reporters.
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"Whoever is born an artist dies an artist, that is unchangeable...There will naturally come a time when I'll have to stop my globetrotting, but that day will not occasion my retirement, it will just mean I'm going on vacation and I will go on vacation. What I won't do is a farewell tour, that's never going to happen," the singer said
The artist also commented on the news of his death that came out Sunday after several Twitter users posted alleged reproductions of stories published in various media, but which were no more than manipulated photos.
"I think it's a total lack of respect and please, I ask the media to contrast the good news with the bad, but to contrast them, and I'm not going to say another word on the subject," the singer said.
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