Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale spoke in a recent interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station and talked about the prospect of retirement in 2021.

While discussing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the world, the 68-year-old frontman said that the next year is going to be the ‘appropriate‘ time to retire. He shocked and upset all his fans with recent retirement decision.

Here’s what David Coverdale stated:

“I have a feeling it’s gonna take a little while to get things back to any semblance of what we knew before. So what we have to do is think outside the box. I have to get this surgery and get up and running. And what better age for the Whitesnake lead singer to go out and retire on — 69. [Laughs]”

He continued:

“I’ve always written songs that challenge me as a vocalist, and I’m 68 now. So I think 69 would be appropriate for Whitesnake’s lead singer [to retire], wouldn’t you?”

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Back on March 29, David Coverdale has posted a recent photo of himself on the official Instagram account of the band and showed off his recent look before the surgery he had to undergo soon.

Six days ago, Coverdale announced that he’ll undergo bilateral inguinal hernia surgery and because of that reason, Whitesnake canceled all European, UK and USA shows.

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