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Dolly Parton won't retire

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Dolly Parton won't retire

Dolly Parton will "never retire."

The country icon may have just celebrated her 70th birthday but she's certainly showing no signs of slowing down as she's adamant she'll continue to work until her health no longer permits.

Speaking to the, she said: "The only thing that would stop me is if I just couldn't do it for health reasons, but as long as I can do it I want to do it. I'll never retire. I wouldn't know what to do. I'm excited every day. I still love it."

However, the '9 to 5' hitmaker believes it's important to take time off from her busy schedule and says the best way to escape the hustle and bustle of real life is by holidaying in her and her husband Carl Dean's motor home.

She said recently: "We like to get out in our little RV and just be simple. I love to read, I love to cook, I love to be with my husband. I put on my little comfy clothes - I call them my baby clothes - and we just relax.

"He loves to go on vacation or on little trips, but he doesn't want to be gone a long time. He wants to be mostly around the house. He knows I'm just the opposite. I can't go enough places. I can't do enough things. He loves that."