Lionel Richie says he can no longer last All Night Long but 'a fierce 15 minutes' during sex
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Lionel Richie may be famed for his 1983 hit 'All Night Long', but the legendary singer has admitted that an evening with him is now a much shorter affair.
The 73-year-old singer and American Idol judge appeared on The View alongside his fellow judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, where he gave a frank admission about his love life. You can see the interview here:
While chatting on the show, conversation turned to the inspiration for the song, which turns 40 this year, with host Sarah Hines asking: “What’s the backstory on that song?”
And Richie was more than happy to spill, revealing: “Let me give you the first part that I have to really, really say to you; when I wrote 'All Night Long', it was truly all night long.”
He then decided to give an update on his sexual stamina by adding: “Now my ‘all night long’ is down to a fierce 15 minutes.”
I actually think this is far more information than I ever wanted to know about Richie, if I’m being honest - but here we are.
As you can imagine the humorous overshare elicited a huge laugh from the audience and the hosts, while his co-judge Perry was actually pretty impressed.
“Fifteen minutes? That’s long, bud,” she said.
To which Richie hit back: “And don't you forget that, all right?”
Prompting Perry to quip: “As long as it’s not four times a night, seven days a week.”
Twice-married Richie is currently in a relationship with Lisa Parigi, who he has been dating since 2014. Richie met Parigi, who is 40 years his junior, through mutual friends, and has previously gushed: "She's extremely beautiful, but most importantly she's smart and helps me deal with my crazy world.
“At this time in my life when you can be so jaded about things, Lisa kind of makes everything feel a bit safe.” Ahh, isn’t that sweet?
Speaking in 2019, Richie said he was a ‘hopeless romantic’, which is probably what you’d expect from a bloke who’s released so many love songs, right?
He told People: “I’m a man who’s been through the ups and the downs, the ins and the outs of love.
“Love is not an exact science, it’s something you have to go through.
"People don’t walk in love, people fall, which means you’re out of control, there’s no logic.
"How you survive is your story.”