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Kim Wilde, 61, admits she feared 'there wouldn't be an audience' for her after 40 years

Always understood: More than four decades after rising to fame and topping the charts, Kim Wilde admitted it was a

She became a music icon after releasing the hit song Kids In America in 1981, which peaked at No. 2 in the UK and sold over three million records worldwide.

But more than four decades after rising to fame and topping the charts, Kim Wilde admitted it was a “nice surprise” that fans still love her music and are willing to buy tickets to see her perform.

In a candid new interview, the 61-year-old singer shared how “I didn’t really believe there would still be an audience for me due to the fact that she was now a married mother of two, as opposed to single twenty years”. -something from his heyday.

Always understood: More than four decades after rising to fame and topping the charts, Kim Wilde admitted it was a

Still understood: More than four decades after rising to fame and topping the charts, Kim Wilde admitted it was a ‘nice surprise’ that fans still love her music

As she prepares to leave for another national tour, the pop star reflected on her long career and shared her joy that her fans continue to support her, noting that many of them have “grown up” with her.

She told the Mirror: “I didn’t really believe there would still be an audience for me as a married mother of two. I thought the whole romance of Kim Wilde was being single and being 21 It’s a different Kim Wilde than the one they’re presented with, but the audience loves it, which is a nice surprise.

The star went on to say that her followers have embraced her age and she feels relaxed and happy enough to be herself on stage.

Top of the list: She became a music icon after releasing the hit song Kids In America in 1981, which peaked at No. 2 in the UK and sold more than three million records worldwide (pictured from 1985)

Top of the list: She became a music icon after releasing the hit song Kids In America in 1981, which peaked at No. 2 in the UK and sold more than three million records worldwide (pictured from 1985)

She explained, “I think my audience has grown with me, so it feels like we’re all into it, there’s joy about it.” I love singing my hits, I love how it brings so much happiness to my audience, and I love how generous they are to me. They know I’m 61 – no one is claiming anything; they give me warts and everything.

However, while Kim loves being in the spotlight and singing her greatest hits, including You Keep Me Hangin’ On, Cambodia and Checkered Love, things haven’t always been so rosy, with the star disappearing from the spotlight during the height of his fame.

The star retired from the music industry to live an isolated life with her actor husband Hal Fowler, 54, and their two children, Harry, now 23, and Rose, now 21, Kim blaming her iconic Kids In America track.

She explained how she had to “walk away” from the song after being “defined by it after constantly singing it for 16 years”.

Candid: The singer, 61, told how

Candid: The singer, 61, shared how “I didn’t really believe there would still be an audience for me due to the fact that she was now a married mother of two, as opposed to being single in the around twenty”. apogee

She explained, “I got tired of singing it, which is one of the reasons I quit. I fell in love with it. I had been defined by this song from 20 to 36 and there was a part of it that was pretty confining so I needed to stop.

The blonde bombshell went on to say she needed time off as the ‘turbulence’ of being a pop star was getting ‘exhausting’ and that after deciding to start a family with Hal it felt like a ‘really good time’ to take a break from her music career.

After the pair tied the knot less than six months after meeting, Kim shared how she reveled in her newfound anonymity after changing her last name to her own, adding, “It was awesome.”

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Performer: “I love singing my hits, I love how it brings so much happiness to my audience and I love how generous they are to me. They know I’m 61 – no one is claiming what whatever; they give me warts and all ‘9 in the picture in 2020)

After venturing into a different career in horticulture, Kim shared how she was “tempted” to return to her old musical life by the 80s revival circuit, and felt she had finally “come full circle.” the loop” after falling in love with her songs again.

Kim’s international anthem, Kids In America, was the work of her brother Ricky and her father, the original British rock’n’roll Marty Wilde, and at one point sold 60,000 copies per day.

She had seven more Top Ten singles in the UK, but never a number one, but her reworking of the Motown classic You Keep Me Hangin’ On, which topped the US Billboard charts in 1986.

Break: Kim went on to say she needed time off as the 'turbulence' of being a pop star was getting 'exhausting' and that after deciding to start a family with Hal it felt like a 'really good time' to take a break from her music career (pictured with Hal and Rose in 2000)

Break: Kim went on to say she needed time off as the ‘turbulence’ of being a pop star was getting ‘exhausting’ and that after deciding to start a family with Hal it felt like a ‘really good time’ to take a break from her music career (pictured with Hal and Rose in 2000)

Last year she spoke of missing out in the UK but winning the American triumph, she said: ‘Although having a No 1 in America almost made up for that’ ,

She went on to sell over 30 million records and won hearts with her stunning beauty, which she was very proud of.

She said: ‘I’m so grateful to have my mum’s beautiful nose and my dad’s fabulous mouth’, but revealed she was bullied for her ‘Mick Jagger lips’.

About her figure, she continued, “I had long legs and they went well with jeans. I knew how to wear jeans, that’s for sure.

Return: After venturing into another career in horticulture, Kim shared how she was 'tempted' to return to her old musical life by the 80s revival circuit, and felt she had finally ' come full circle”

Return: After venturing into another career in horticulture, Kim shared how she was ‘tempted’ to return to her old musical life by the 80s revival circuit, and felt she had finally ‘ come full circle”

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