First up is our very own “national treasure” Sir David Jason. I love this man both as an actor and a human being. I never get bored of watching him as “Del boy” in only fools and horses, in fact the more I watch it, the more I get from it. As for the long suffering “Granville” in open all hours, brilliant. Until recently, I didn’t realise he was the voice of both “Danger mouse” and “Count duckula” (children’s animated series). He has played far to many TV and radio roles to list them all, but a few more include…… The darling buds of May, A touch of frost, still open all hours, the list goes on. Please don’t get any older David.
The Prince of darkness
None other than Ozzy Osborne. The front man of black sabbath and solo artist in his own right. This man has led a life fuelled by drink and drug addiction. How is he even still alive? His music has inspired so many. This is one person I would love to see perform, but due to his decline in health I doubt this will ever happen.
Maybe lesser known…
To many of you, but an inspiration in my eyes. I’m talking about Mick Mars guitarist of the hard living Motley Crúe. Although constantly in pain due to a lifelong medical condition, this man can play a guitar like no other. The oldest member of Motley Crúe, Mars has not let his health get in the way of becoming an international rock legend.
For most of his professional career, Mars has openly struggled with ankylosing spondylitis,a chronic, inflammatory form of arthritis that mainly affects the spine and pelvis. It was initially diagnosed when he was 17 years old and has increasingly impaired his movement and has caused him pain. This led to hip-replacement surgery at the end of 2004.
Over the years, the illness has caused his lower spine to seize up and freeze completely solid, “… causing scoliosis in [his] back and squashing [him] further down and forward until [he] was a full three inches (7.6 cm) shorter than [he] was in high school.”
I have been fortunate enough to have seen Motley Crúe play live.
The aging process
Getting old is a privilege that not everyone has. If you are fortunate enough, There is no stopping it and no avoiding it. Live your life to the full. Die with memories not regrets.