Sammy Hagar recently stated in an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock that retiring is not a good option for him and explained the reasons why he started to appreciate what he does more.
Hagar is best known for replacing David Lee Roth of Van Halen between the years 1985 and 1996. After he left in 1996, he was back to the band again during 2003 and 2005 and as a member of Van Halen, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
Although the legendary vocalist is 73 years old, his vocal talents haven’t decreased the slightest. Therefore the idea of retirement seems silly for him and his fans. In the interview, he revealed that he was considering retirement before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Once he was deprived of his music because of the restrictions, Hagar stated that he understood the importance of music in his life. The hard rock vocalist also stated that he will be on stage, playing, until the day he physically cannot.
Here is what he stated fully about retiring:
“I was considering retirement or certainly slowing down before the pandemic as you well might know, and then you take it away from me for a year and a half two years. Now I will play shows as long as I can, and I’ll play as many as I can because who knows when I’m not going to be able to do this again. So it’s a whole it really is if one thing I got out of it was the clarity of who I am and what I love and what I don’t, and I tell you right now.
I love my wife and my family because I just spent a year and a half with them, so I know we’re okay, and I love my music, I love my fans, and man! I just want to go out and play for them and as long as I can because you know it’s going come a day old Samuel is going to open his mouth and go ‘guess what I can’t hit that note anymore.’ I have been blessed with a good voice.”
You can watch the full interview below.