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Sir Tom Jones reveals he’s had coronavirus vaccine and jokes it’s ‘one good thing about being 80’

Sir Tom Jones has revealed that he has had the coronavirus vaccine, joking it’s the only perk of being 80.

The Welsh singer chatted about having the jab while on Jools Holland’s Annual Hootenanny show on Thursday night.

After performing, Sir Tom said: ‘I’ve had my jab already. That’s one good thing about being 80, you’re first in line for the jab.’

He continued: ‘It was fine, it was like getting the flu jab.’

When Jools jokingly asked if it was a legitimate vaccine, Sir Tom said: ‘It wasn’t a black market one. It was the real deal.’

Tom also said he has been looking forward to 2021 as he’s got new music to release.

‘I recorded an album just before the lockdown, at the beginning of the year. During lockdown, we’ve been mixing it and putting it together,’ he explained.

The album will be out this year, and Sir Tom added: ‘That’s what I’ll be looking forward to.’

Celeste and Michael Kiwanuka were also in the studio for the BBC2 show, which Jools said followed safety guidelines to ensure a ‘thrilling and a safe hootenanny’.

Sir Ian McKellen, 81, Michael Eavis, 85, Lionel Blair, 92, and Marty Wilde, 81, are among the other stars who have announced they have had the coronavirus jab.

After getting the vaccine at the Arts Research Centre, Queen Mary University Hospital in December, Sir Ian said: ‘It’s a very special day, I feel euphoric!’

He went on: ‘Anyone who has lived as long as I have is alive because they have had previous vaccinations. Read from source….