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Whitesnake’s David Coverdale says he could retire in 2021

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Whitesnake’s David Coverdale says he could retire in 2021

Legendary Whitesnake leader, David Coverdale, revealed in an interview with Talkin’ Rock With Meltdown, that he could retire in 2021. He said that would be “appropriate” for him to finish his career at 69.


Whitesnake’s David Coverdale said about retirement in 2021:

“I have a feeling it’s gonna take a little while to get things back to any semblance of what we knew before. So what we have to do is think outside the box. I have to get this surgery and get up and running. And what better age for the Whitesnake lead singer to go out and retire on – 69. [Laughs]”

“I’ve always written songs that challenge me as a vocalist, and I’m 68 now. So I think 69 would be appropriate for Whitesnake’s lead singer [to retire], wouldn’t you?”

Whitesnake had to cancel all his 2020 tour dates so that David Coverdale can fully recover from a surgery to repair a bilateral inguinal hernia.

In an statement he talked about the surgery:

“Once again it breaks my heart to be the bearer of even more sad news affecting Whitesnake’s touring schedule for this increasingly challenging year, 2020.”

“All tours, Europe, UK & US, are being cancelled owing to health issues. Related specifically to a bilateral inguinal hernia requiring me to have surgery.”

“At this time, I can only offer You & my amazing musicians in Whitesnake & our crew my love & my sincere apologies. Also my regrets to my friends in Foreigner, Europe & Sammy Hagar. For this unforeseen personal health issue. Which I will have addressed at the first possible opportunity.”

“Until then. I send my love to you & yours. Hopefully we will meet again along the road.”

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