Cher, who yesterday announced that she’s returning to Las Vegas for a residency in February and May with additional dates to be announced, sat down with the TODAY show for an interview about her career and her political activism.
Cher, who appeared over the summer at several fundraising events for Hillary Clinton in South Beach, Fire Island, and Provincetown, said the thought of a Trump presidency scares her to death:
“I feel like I’m yelling ‘fire,’ and no one is listening…I care about the country, and I know that the people that are following Trump, they care about the country, too. But I don’t think it’s the same country I care about.”
She also explained why she’s backing Clinton:
“She’s done some things that I’m sure she wishes she hadn’t done. And she’s done things — I can’t back every play. But I think that if she has the chance to be a great president, she will rise to that occasion.”
And she had some poignant things to say about aging (she’s 70 years young) and continuing to tour.
“I just don’t know how to accept it. I don’t want to either. But I don’t really know how to. I look in the mirror and I see this old lady looking back at me. I have no idea how she got there. If I put 70 candles on my cake I would blow my brains out…”
Of touring, she confesses: “The older you are the harder it is.”