Quote: "I never knew that I would live to see 80. I'm the only one in my family who ever got to that age." Rock 'n' roll icon Little Richard on hitting the milestone age last year (Dec12).
Fact: Rock 'n' roll icon Little Richard is recovering at home in Tennessee after undergoing hip surgery. The Tutti Frutti hitmaker underwent the operation at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and is now resting at home ahead of his upcoming 77th birthday on Saturday (05Dec09).
Fact: Rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard is to make a guest appearance on U.S. soap THE YOUNG + The Restless - as the colourful minister who remarries TED SHACKLEFORD and Judith Chapman's characters.