Roger Daltrey, 77, revealed that if his operation to remove pre-cancerous cells had failed, he planned to return to painting and decoration


Roger Daltrey, 77, revealed that if his operation to remove pre-cancerous cells had failed, he planned to return to painting and decoration

Roger Daltrey has revealed that he planned to return to life as a painter and decorator if an operation to remove pre-cancerous cells proved unsuccessful.

The Who frontman, 77, was speaking about throat surgery as he traveled two years on the Life on a Plate podcast when he revealed his backup plan.

Speaking on the show, Roger admitted that he did not know the surgery would be successful and therefore had planned an alternative career if he found himself unable to sing.

The Who frontman Roger Daltrey, 77, has revealed that he planned to return to painting and decoration if his operation to remove pre-cancerous cells had failed a few years earlier.

He said: ‘It was scary but not scary. You just have to roll with it.

‘You have to accept that when you have a concussion you may not be able to sing after this operation because they didn’t know what it was.

‘It could have been cancer. You go under anaesthetic realizing that it is one of two things.

‘I’m going to wake up and it’s going to be okay and I’m going to be able to keep going, or I won’t be able to sing again. If I can’t sing again, I’ll go back as a painter and decorator – I’ll manage.

Speaking on the Natural Performer: The Life on a Plate podcast, Roger admitted that he didn't know the surgery would be successful and therefore planned an alternative career if he found himself unable to sing.

Speaking on the Natural Performer: The Life on a Plate podcast, Roger admitted that he didn’t know the surgery would be successful and therefore planned an alternative career if he found himself unable to sing.

Additionally, Roger spoke on the podcast about a lesson he learned about acceptance from a masseuse in the 1980s that helped him accept the possible end of his singing career.

He said: ‘I used to yell sometimes. And she used to tell me ‘What are you holding out for?’, and she was right.

His remarks came after earlier this year, when he took a dig at today’s ‘awakened generation’ and said it is ‘horrible’ that they are creating a ‘pathetic world’ for themselves.

Speaking in April, the singer said he felt ‘privileged’ to grow up in a ‘golden age’.

Speaking out: Earlier this year, Roger took a dig at today's 'awake generation' as they declared it was 'terrible' that they were creating a 'pathetic world' for themselves.

Speaking out: Earlier this year, Roger took a dig at today’s ‘awake generation’ as they declared it was ‘terrible’ that they were creating a ‘pathetic world’ for themselves.

Roger was joined by band mate Pete Townshend, 75, on Zane Lowe’s Apple Music 1, as they celebrated the release of the super deluxe version of their hit third studio album The Who Sell Out.

And speaking of his long career and his hopes of touring again, Roger has come under some harsh criticism when talk soon turned to contemporary politics and today’s society.

After boasting about anti-vax, he turned his attention to politics, saying: ‘It’s getting harder to spread the truth. It’s almost like, now we should shut down the whole thing. Go back to the newsprint, go back to face-to-face talk, and start reading books again.

‘I don’t know, we can get somewhere because it’s becoming so absurd now with AI, all the tricks it can do, and the waking generation.’

Gone are the days: Singer says he feels 'privileged' to grow up in a 'golden age' (pictured with The Who bandmates) [L-R] John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete Townshend in 1971)

Gone are the days: Singer says he feels ‘privileged’ to grow up in a ‘golden age’ (pictured with The Who bandmates) [L-R] John Entwistle, Keith Moon and Pete Townshend in 1971)

Further discussing the ‘Wake Up Generation’, he added: ‘This is terrible, the pathetic world they are going to create for themselves. I mean, anyone who’s lived life and you see what they’re going through, you just know it’s going to go nowhere.

‘Especially when you’ve gone through a life we’ve been fortunate to have. I mean, we have a golden age. There is no doubt about it.’

What he meant by being privileged during a certain time, he described how his generation ‘came out of a war’, had come out of a ‘flat society’, lived through socialist governments, and said that it was communism. country at the peak of

Opinion: Further discussing the 'Wake Up Generation', he added: 'This is terrible, the pathetic world they are going to create for themselves'

Opinion: Further discussing the ‘Wake Up Generation’, he added: ‘This is terrible, the pathetic world they are going to create for themselves’

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