Gary Barlow wants to postpone his 50th birthday celebrations until next year
The 50-year-old singer reached the milestone birthday on Wednesday (20.01.21) but is postponing the celebrations until next year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic
27 January 2021
Speaking on Magic Radio, Gary explained: "I'm actually postponing it to next year. I'm gonna do a big gig on this day next year. I'm gonna do what I originally had planned and I've booked the London Palladium. I'm gonna do a gig."
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The 'Let Me Go' hitmaker plans to "fill the stage with musicians" as a means of giving back to the industry.
He continued: "I mean, we've already moved the tour back from June to November and I do think ... I don't know what you think, but I, I think we're gonna be alright for then. So, I'm looking forward to it.
"I wanna fill the stage with musicians. You know, our industry has had a battering, so as many people as I can get on that stage and give work to … I'm gonna try and have an orchestra on stage. You know, it is music played by humans and I want as many humans as possible up there."
Despite this, Gary was spoilt by family and friends on his birthday earlier this week, sharing a handful of snaps on social media of the cards he's been sent - including a handwritten note from his 11-year-old daughter Daisy.
The card, which featured a large heart with several colourful hearts inside, read: "I love you Daddy. Happy Birthday Daddy. (sic)"
Gary - who also has son Daniel, 20 and daughter Emily, 18, with his wife Dawn Andrews - posted a video of himself singing happy birthday and some never-before-seen family photographs, including some from his childhood.
He captioned the post: "50 years young."