Dolly Parton Talks Retirement, Plastic Surgery In New Interview

Dolly Parton; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Dolly Parton; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Dolly Parton; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Dolly Parton may be 73 years old, but that doesn’t mean she has plans to retire any time soon, if ever

The legendary entertainer recently sat down with CBS Sunday Morning to chat about the “r word” as well as her musical beginnings, her iconic career and the cosmetic surgery she’s gotten over the years.

When asked about retiring, Parton quipped, “People always say, ‘Why don’t you retire.?’ I say, ‘And do what? What does that even mean?'”

When CBS Sunday Morning co-host Tony Dokoupil suggested she “sit on her pile of money and awards,” Parton had the best response.

“I always count my blessings more than I count my money. I don’t work for money, never did,” she said. “It was the art, it was the job. I love to work. I’ve done well and I’m thankful for it.”

Answering every question Dokoupil threw at her with grace and a bit of humor, Parton even commented on the plastic surgery she’s undergone throughout her time in the spotlight.

“It is true that I look artificial, but I believe that I’m totally real,” she shared with a smile. “My look is really based on a country girl’s idea of glam. I wasn’t naturally pretty, so I make the most of anything I’ve got.”

When Dokoupil objected, Parton shut him down, adding, “I’m telling you, I’m not. You should have seen me this morning before I got ready to see you. I’m serious, though. I’m not a natural beauty, but I can enhance it. Whatever it takes, I do. I try to make the most of everything.”

Watch the clip below for more with Parton.

Dolly Parton will soon celebrate her 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. To mark the occasion, the Opry will host a special exhibit highlighting the legendary entertainer’s time as a member of the Opry family. Read more on that HERE.

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