Sting - Sting Can't Wait To Turn 60
Sting has revealed he appreciates his life more as he gets older because he realises it is ''finite'' and he insists he is looking forward to turning 60 on Sunday (02.10.11).
Sting can't wait to turn 60 because he believes it will be the start of a "fun" decade.
The musician reaches the landmark age on Sunday (02.10.11) and rather than be worried about reaching his seventh decade he can't wait.
Sting - who is married to 57-year-old producer Trudie Styler, with whom he has four children - said: "I had the most fun in the previous decade, between 50 and 60. So I'm anticipating that the next one will be even better. I mean, why not?"
The Police star insists he isn't worried about his own mortality and has learnt to appreciate since accepting it is "finite".
He explained: "When you reach a certain age, you realise that life is finite. You can be depressed by that, or you can say, 'I'm going to appreciate every minute to its maximum potential.' "
The 'Message In A Bottle' singer's parents both died from cancer in their 50s and he accepts this had a profound effect on his opinion of death.
He added in an interview with the USA Today newspaper: "I've always been a bit saturnine, a serious person. An older person than I was in years. Perhaps that's why I'm not feeling particularly strange about reaching 60."
Sting is set to join Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and Lady Gaga, among others, for a concert at New York's Beacon Theatre on Saturday (01.10.11) to raise money for poverty charity the Robin Hood Foundation.