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80s legend declares ‘I’m not dead’ explaining reluctance for huge project-Danni Scott-Entertainment – Metro

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80s legend declares ‘I’m not dead’ explaining reluctance for huge project-Danni Scott-Entertainment – Metro

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Despite being one of the biggest stars of the 80s, Cyndi Lauper couldn’t fathom making a documentary about her life.

The 70-year-old singer recently announced she had decided to go on a farewell tour this year, across 23 cities.

However, her decision to make a documentary about her life was not so straightforward as Cyndi was incredibly reluctant at first.

‘Well I’m not dead,’ she said to Alex Jones on Friday night’s The One Show after the presenter questioned her about this hesitation.

As those around her burst into laughter, the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun legend continued: ‘I just felt like I don’t think so! And then they said well if you’re alive then you can tell them what’s wrong, you know, fact-check.’

Of course, she did eventually agree and Cyndi Lauper: Let The Canary Sing is being released on Paramount Plus this month.

Cyndi Lauper rose to fame in the 80s (Picture: Gene Ambo/REX/Shutterstock)

She joked she’s ‘not dead’ while on the One Show (Picture: BBC)

The star is heading on a huge tour this year (Picture: Kristin Callahan/REX/Shutterstock)

Cyndi shared: ‘It’s a documentary but not an auto-documentary so actually it’s done by this wonderful filmmaker, Alison Ellwood.’

The True Colours hitmaker explained she had watched one of Alison’s documentaries while in lockdown and really loved her style.

‘I thought well if you’re going to do that let me work with a real filmmaker,’ Cyndi reasoned in her matter-of-fact manner.

Her approach was very hands-off, except for providing family pictures and videos which were particularly moving for the star.

She found footage of her mum, who had died recently, and shared there were pictures of her family she had no idea about.

‘Honestly, when I watched it, there were pictures of my family that I didn’t even know that I had,’ Cyndi shared.

She was reluctant to do a documentary on her life (Picture: Stewart Cook/REX/Shutterstock)

Her documentary will be released on Paramount Plus this month (Picture: Laubach/Mediapunch/REX/Shutterstock)

Part of this experience inspired the legend to go on tour once more, which she has dubbed her ‘farewell’ tour.

This will be her first prolonged stint on the road in over a decade, following her last headline tour in 2013.

The Girls Just Wanna Have Fun tour also marks Cyndi’s very first headline performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Her career has spanned over four decades, winning a Tony Award for composing the musical Kinky Boots and two Grammys.

She also has an Emmy award for her performance in Mad About You in 1995, making her one accolade short of the esteemed EGOT title (an Oscar to be exact).

Cyndi is heading to Glastonbury before embarking on her farewell tour around the US.

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