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Rick Astley warned he’s wrong after saying ‘Glastonbury isn’t going to make me cool’

Rick Astley warned he’s wrong after saying ‘Glastonbury isn’t going to make me cool’

The Never Gonna Give You Up singer is now apparently 'so cool' people want T-shirts of him

Rick Astley has been warned he’s wrong after saying ‘Glastonbury isn’t going to make me cool’ over the weekend.

The 'Never Gonna Give You Up' singer played at the festival this year for the first time after reaching fame in the 80s.

However, the 57-year-old has long said he ‘isn’t cool’ despite famously wanting to be for quite some time - sure, we believe you, Rick.

But even we have to hold our hands up and say after his surprise appearance with Blossoms covering The Smiths songs after doing his own set at the festival, he should definitely be doubting his ‘uncoolness’.

Astley spoke to BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg who asked him the real tough questions: “You’ve joked before that you were never cool, are you cool now?"

But the singer said rather humbly: “As big and as amazing as Glastonbury is, it still ain’t gonna make me cool. That ain’t happening.

Astley now claims he 'doesn't mind' not being cool after years of wanting to be.

“That’s OK, I don’t mind not being cool. I’m loving every minute right now.

"I always wanted to be cool. Never was, never will be – that’s OK. I’ve got a lot of other things in my life other than being cool so I’ll take them.”

But fans are quick to jump in to deny the uncool allegations, especially after his popular appearance with indie band Blossoms over at Worthy Farm.

One wrote on Twitter: “By far the best act I’ve seen at Glasto this year. If that’s not cool, what is?”

Another adoring fan responded to his BBC interview: “Says the coolest man at Glastonbury.”

Another even wrote: “Never more have I wanted a Rick Astley T-shirt, that’s how cool and talented he is.”

Sharing a clip of Astley singing The Smiths’ ‘Panic’ during the now somewhat legendary set, a fan wrote: “Rick Astley famously says he wanted to be cool but was never accepted as such. Well Rick, your membership card is in the post now, mate.”

Maybe it is cool to be an 80s star after all.
PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

Astley also took to the Pyramid Stage on Saturday where he covered AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ on the drums – what a legend.

He also treated fans to a cover of Harry Styles' hit 'As It Was'.

Quite the first year of Glasto for the bloke, he’s being praised by fans old and new as they write: “Absolutely smashed it this weekend.”

Another also put: “I missed the drums but his covers of The Smiths were, up until Guns n’ Roses, were my Glasto highlight - he’s deffo cool and a great singer.”

With some calling The Smiths set with Blossoms the ‘coolest’ thing, fans put it well as they wrote: “People who think they are cool rarely are, but I think Rick is a lovely modest chap who is proving to be pretty damn cool.”

So there you go Rick, after all this time it seems you really are cool, apparently.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: Glastonbury, Music, Celebrity