Sting is currently on stage as part of the touring review of his ill-fated Broadway musical, The Last Ship. The month-long Californian stand runs through February 16th at the Ahmanson Theatre. Sting stars as shipyard foreman, “Jackie White,” and will perform the role at every performance.
During a new chat with Billboard, Sting touched on many issues and when pressed about the current situation regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Sting explained, “I think the press are making more of it than even the royal family are. I mean, he has every right to make his own life. He's only seventh in line at the throne. Have your own life, y'know? It's ridiculous what they're making of it. Poor lad.”
Although Sting has been a global superstar and revered performer and songwriter for over 40 years — the parts of fame that have nothing to do with art still repel him: “My intention was always to be a musician. That's what's written on my passport. That's what I am. I doesn't say 'star,' it doesn't say 'celebrity.' I'm actually a musician. I take my profession very seriously. So fame and the blandishments of fame are secondary to my main purpose. I don't take it that seriously. I enjoy the attention most of the time and I can cope with it. I exercise my citizens' rights. I walk everywhere, wherever I am, alone. I don't have an entourage. People are very respectful. I don't invite hysteria. I'm also able to look after myself if they don't.”