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Cher, 77, admits she ‘HATES’ aging and says she would ‘give anything to be 70 again’ – joking it ‘p***es her off’ that hit song Believe has turned 25 because it reminds her how old she is

Music legend Cher has admitted that she is struggling to accept the fact that she is aging, declaring she would do anything to turn back time to be 70 again.

The 77-year-old discussed growing older on Tuesday morning during a pre-recorded interview with the Today show’s Harry Smith to mark the 25th anniversary of her chart-topping track, Believe.

When asked how ‘amazing’ it is that Believe is a quarter of a century, Cher cheekily replied with a laugh: ‘It is not that amazing, okay? P*sses the s*** out of me!’

Harry then probed: ‘So you and age, you are not friends?’

Cher has admitted that she is struggling to accept the aging process, declaring that she would do anything to turn back time to being 70 again

Cher has admitted that she is struggling to accept the aging process, declaring that she would do anything to turn back time to being 70 again

‘No,’ Cher admitted. ‘My mother didn’t mind, but I do. I hate it.’

Sharing his own battle with aging, Harry, 72, said: ‘I had a tough time with 70. I will admit it. I mean, like really knocked me in a hole for a while.’

His own confession prompted Cher to confess: ‘I’d give anything to be 70 again.’

Cher turned 70 on May 20, 2016. At the time of entering her eighth decade, she confessed on the Today show: ‘I just don’t know how to accept it – I don’t want to, either – but I don’t really know how to.’

‘If I put 70 candles on my cake, I would blow my brains out,’ she added, before admitting that she’s ‘never satisfied’ with herself.

‘I’ve never really been in love with Cher,’ she said. ‘She’s all right, but I’m – it’s like, I’m not a huge fan.’

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Cher’s song Believe was released on October 19, 1998 and was a worldwide commercial success.

The track sold over 11 million copies and to date, is Cher’s most successful single. 

The singer, 77, revealed that she 'hates' aging and isn't too thrilled that her hit song Believe is celebrating its 25th anniversary

The singer, 77, revealed that she ‘hates’ aging and isn’t too thrilled that her hit song Believe is celebrating its 25th anniversary 

Cher made her feelings known in an interview with Today show presenter Harry Smith, 72

Cher made her feelings known in an interview with Today show presenter Harry Smith, 72 

Cher, pictured in May 2016, turned 70 on May 20 that same year

Cher, pictured in May 2016, turned 70 on May 20 that same year

In September, Cher revealed the secrets to how she preserves her youthful looks during an appearance on Good Morning Britain.

The singer who admitted that she ‘couldn’t believe she will be 80 soon’, revealed what she won’t be doing, the older she gets.

Speaking to hosts Susanna Reid and Ed Balls, who asked her how she stays so young and radiant, Cher said she would ‘never cut her hair short or stop wearing jeans.’

The mantra came as a surprise to Susanna, who debuted a shorter style on the show, having cut her hair aged 52.

Cher explained: ‘I remember when my friend Paulette and I were talking about when we were going to cut our hair and stop wearing jeans.

Academy Award winner Cher backstage with her Oscar award, April 11, 1988

Academy Award winner Cher backstage with her Oscar award, April 11, 1988 

Cher, pictured in 1975, has often talked about not feeling old at all and staying on top of trends

Cher, pictured in 1975, has often talked about not feeling old at all and staying on top of trends

‘I can’t believe I will be 80 at some point, sooner than I wish. And I will still be wearing my jeans and I will still be wearing long hair.

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‘[The] genes in my family are pretty amazing.

‘I don’t know if not feeling old makes you younger. I’m not sure. I keep up with the trends and I have lots of young friends.

‘I have old friends too. Honestly, I’m not trying to feel young, I’m not trying to be young, I am what I am, whatever that means.’

In May, the icon spoke openly about turning 77 in a candid post on Twitter and mused about not feeling old in the slightest.

Her post about her ageless beauty came after her short-lived breakup with 37-year-old boyfriend Alexander ‘A.E.’ Edwards.

At the time, Cher tweeted: ‘Ok, Will Someone PLEASE Tell me…..When Will I Feel OLD. This is ridiculous. I keep hearing these numbers, but I Honestly can’t understand them.

‘WHATS THE DEAL WITH #’s!? I’m dyslexic & #’s Are hard 4 me. Thank u for staying, I know it’s been hard. Got to go work out. Twitter is harder for me than TweetBot.’

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