‘I’m just enjoying life’

Veteran pop star Tina Turner may yet call her troupe of dancers out for another world tour, though for the moment she prefers home-cooked dinners and a stress-free life.

Sitting in the front row at the Giorgio Armani Prive fashion show in Paris on Monday, the 70-year-old looked radiant in a sparkling black top that revealed ample cleavage, her trademark mass of curls piled up high.

“People wanted to see me, so many were holding signs up saying, Thank You,” she said of her 2008 tour, which grossed $47.7 million.

“I haven’t made a decision yet,” she said when asked if she would stage another tour. “I didn’t make a plan for a big tour, with big stadiums. I’m not saying I won’t do it, get the girls out and do something, but I haven’t decided.”

Turner has for decades been one of the world’s most successful performers, roaring out hits like Simply The Best and What’s Love Got To Do With It in stage-stomping, high-octane concerts.

As models prepared backstage for an haute couture show, Turner said she liked simple clothes for everyday wear but still had a passion for racy outfits.

“My favourites are short skirts that work for heavy dancing,” she said. “I have a short torso, and it looks better with a short skirt.”

And even if another exhausting round of concerts is not imminent, waiting fans may console themselves with the prospect of a new album.

“Recording is something that’s always easier than touring. I wouldn’t mind, but nothing’s come my way right now and that’s fine,” Turner said with a smile.

She said while she loved performing in public, she could see the advantages of a more quiet life. “I have dinner parties, I can go to parties, there’s more freedom when you’re not working,” she said. “I’m just enjoying life.”

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