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I don't even know what that word retire means: Dolly Parton

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Veteran singer has no plans to retire from the music industry.

The 71-year-old country music legend says if she ever decides to retire it would be because of health concerns, reported Femalefirst.

"I don't know what in the world I would do, I don't even know what that word retire means. I'd only do that if my husband was ill and needed me to be there, or if I was too sick to go on.

"And then I would still be writing songs, coming up with business ideas, being on the phone, creating. That old saying, 'I'd rather wear out that rust out', I think I would rust out pretty quickly if I wasn't busy," Parton says.

The "9 to 5" hitmaker credits her fans for her success and says she keeps all the presents they give.

"A lot of wonderful things. Some of them are beautiful and some of them are not. But I haven't the heart to throw any of it away. I have a big old bunch of storage on my property and I have an area I call the arts and crap building, so I put all the arts and crap in there.

"It's all precious and I know they spent as much time on the bad ones as the good. Some of them have even made it into my museum.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 11:42 IST