Rita Ora has vowed to give up her partying lifestyle.
The ‘Let You Love Me’ hitmaker says she’s noticed a change in her body since turning 30 in November, and she no longer wants to head to nightclubs and exclusive parties because she’s worried about doing permanent damage to her voice.
Explaining her decision to ditch the partying lifestyle, she said: “I feel like as soon as you hit 30, the next day everything changes. You start feeling like you’ve got wrinkles, as though your joints are hurting you. I can’t do what I used to do anymore.
“I can sing better, not lose my voice as much. Why do you always shout when you go out? Obviously, if the music is on, you have to shout over the music, but even when there is no music we seem to shout. You have to vocalise everything.”
And Rita also admits she isn’t a fan of her tattoos anymore, after getting almost 30 different designs inked onto her skin.
She told Australia’s Ash London Live: “I have a lot of tattoos and I kind of wish I didn’t have half of them, as everyone who has tattoos eventually ends up saying. Next on the list is [removal].
“But there is one that I love, it’s on my neck. It says ‘Zog’, which means bird in my language and my mum always used to call me her little bird.
“When I got it done, I was like, ‘By the way Mum …’. The last thing you want to text your parents is that you’ve got a neck tattoo, she was thinking, ‘Whaaat?!’”
Rita’s decision to leave partying behind comes after she paid a £10,000 (S$18,740) fine in November for breaking the UK's lockdown rules when she invited a group of friends to the Casa Cruz restaurant in Notting Hill, West London, to celebrate her birthday.
The singer apologised at the time, posting on social media: "Hello all, I attended a small gathering with some friends to celebrate my 30th birthday.
"It was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK. I'm deeply sorry for breaking the rules and in turn understand that this puts people at risk.
"This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgement. Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility.
"I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first-hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe. Even though this won't make it right, I want to sincerely apologise." — BANG
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