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Gladys Knight Shows Her Tennis Skills on the Court Days Before Turning 75

Oyin Balogun
May 26, 2019
10:02 A.M.

Gladys Knight, who is popularly called the “Empress of Soul,” took to social media to share images of herself enjoying a good tennis game.


On the 21st of May, the veteran singer shared two photos taken during her leisure time on her Instagram page. The first is a picture of her in a sporty outfit, including a white tee, black form-fitting pants, and matching sports shoes. Captured as Gladys swung the bat midair, the “Midnight Train to Georgia” singer’s age-defying strength shone through.


“You’re only as old as you feel. I’ll be 75 in 8 days, but I feel so much younger. God is good! Also, I had the best tennis partners this weekend!!” her caption reads.


The entrepreneur, who loves tennis, felt youthful spending time out, and that was quite apparent as she beamed while posing with two of her friends. The trio is the perfect picture of health as they held each other in a half hug posing for the shot.

Knight, who has a rather massive fan following on the social platform, elicited a large variety of responses from her followers. Many were awestruck by the beautiful aura about the entertainer while many took the time out to send her birthday wishes in advance.


One @wisdom_behind_the_beat, who is a longtime fan of Knights’ penned down a lengthy message that details how she finds Knights’ caption very accurate.

“I wonder why.... that’s how I feel, and I just turned 61 on the 14th. Gladys, you look amazing!!! Blessings of abundance to ya! always a fan here. My all-time favorites “Neither One of Us” & Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me,” she wrote.


Gladys Knight is an important figure in the music industry, and her works remain evergreen. It is delightful to find that she has remained healthy and gorgeous even while away from public scrutiny.

She made a rare appearance at Clive Davis’ annual Grammy Awards party, and her youthful looks had netizens starting rumors of it being a result of plastic surgeries.


The award-winning star set things straight by taking to Instagram to post a glowing picture of herself and captioned it saying she felt “like she had won a medal” seeing the vast reactions to her appearance. The mother of three also made an epic clap back at the hateful commenters and credited her age-defying looks to her constant tennis play.

Well, whatever works, right?? She does look like she drank from the well of youth so much so that it's hard to imagine that doctors once diagnosed her with cancer, a terminal disease.

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