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Fans react to John Legend taking swimming lessons at 40

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Jakarta  /  Sat, February 9, 2019  /  03:37 pm
Fans react to John Legend taking swimming lessons at 40

Some pointed to Legend’s hit song “All of Me”, which includes the following lines: “My head’s under water, but I’m breathing fine/ You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind.” (Shutterstock/File)

In a recent tweet, John Legend has revealed that he was taking swimming lessons for the first time since he was 5 years old, at the age of 40.

Better late than never, right?

“I can’t really swim. Today I took my first swimming lesson since I was like 5,” Legend wrote in the tweet. “My dad learned in his 60’s so I feel like I’m ahead of schedule.”

Immediately after sharing the news, some fans expressed their support for the father-of-two, while others commented in disbelief.

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As reported by People, some thanked Legend for sharing his story, empathising with the experience of being unable to swim. 

“I learned when I turned 30 – was tired of being worried about and avoiding water – You’ll do great!!!” wrote a fan on Twitter.

“I’m taking swim lessons this spring. Thanks for sharing your story. I no longer feel ashamed,” said another fan.

“Good for you! The life you save may be your own, your child’s, a perfect stranger’s even! It’s NEVER too late,” added another Twitter user in support of Legend.

The American Red Cross expressed its support as Legend shared his experience of learning a crucial skill. “Congrats! Learning about water safety and how to swim [is] important at any age. #BetterLateThanNever,” they wrote.

Some pointed to Legend’s hit song “All of Me”, which includes the following lines: “My head’s under water, but I’m breathing fine/ You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind.”

“So what happened when your head was under water? Did you breathe fine? Was it all a lie?!” asked a fan on Twitter.

Legend wrote back, “All. Lies. Hahaha.” (geo/kes)

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