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30 June 2016, 12:52 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 15:29
"I am going to see what happens if I let go. Then I'm going to see, who am I?"
After six decades of writing and performing music, Paul Simon has hinted that he may be about to retire.
The music star, 74, told The New York Times this week that he's "coming towards the end" of his career and he plans to retire after his European tour this autumn.
"Showbiz doesn't hold any interest for me," the singer-songwriter said. "None."
"It's an act of courage to let go," Paul continued. "I am going to see what happens if I let go. Then I'm going to see, who am I? Or am I just this person that was defined by what I did? And if that's gone, if you have to make up yourself, who are you?"
Simon and Garfunkel performing together in 1970. Picture: Getty
The singer-songwriter is currently wrapping up his North American tour with his final show in Queens, New York, where he met his first music partner, Art Garfunkel.
Paul's currently promoting his most recent album 'Stranger to Stranger' which went to No.1 in the UK when it was first released.