Rick Astley reveals his prized 1980s guitars were STOLEN during a home burglary
Rick Astley has revealed that burglars stole his prized 1980s guitars during a burglary at his wife Lene’s house in Surrey.
The musician, 55, explained that the instruments were ‘not super valuable, but valuable to me’, adding that the experience taught him to ‘break away’ from material possessions.
Speaking of former Labor Party deputy leader Tom Watson’s Persons Of Interest podcast, the star said: ‘We broke into the last house. Some of the guitars I had in the 80s and things got stolen.
Oh no: Rick Astley has revealed that burglars stole his prized 80s guitars during a burglary at his wife Lene’s house in Surrey (photo 2017)
They had many memories. They had been all over the world. ‘
Rick continued, “So I broke myself a little bit from the price of guitars.”
He added, “Because you don’t know if you’ll have them forever anyway.”
Singer Rick is believed to have a net worth of around £ 12 million after smart investments since he rose to fame in the 1980s.
Rick said, “We broke into the last house. Some of the guitars I’d owned in the 80’s were stolen. They had many memories. They had been all over the world ‘(photo 1977)
The hitmaker topped the charts with his single Never Gonna Give You Up in 1988, but took a break from music at the height of his stardom in the 1990s to focus on family life.
Rick then made a cultural comeback in 2007 and became an internet phenomenon when the music video for Never Gonna Give You Up became an integral part of the meme known as ‘rickrolling’.
The trend tricked users into viewing the video for his single with fake links.
Since then, Rick has continued to record new music, with his latest album The Best of Me released in 2019.
Shocking revelation: In Tom Watson’s People of Interest podcast, the musician explained that the experience had taught him to break away from material possessions
He said, ‘They had many memories. They had been all over the world. So I broke myself a little bit from owning guitars’ (photo 2018)
Speaking of his return to the spotlight, Rick told The Telegraph last year, “Everything has changed a little bit here as 50 has gone to No. 1.”
He added, “When I go into a coffee shop here and people recognize me, it’s bizarre that it’s been really fun.”
Rick went on to admit that at the age of 53, he was better equipped to handle the trials and tribulations that come with fame.
‘Back to the days when I was a kid and all that [fame] happened, I sometimes felt pressured, ”he said.
Rick was only 19 years old when the song came out in 1987.
Overtaking: Rick was interviewed by former Labor deputy leader Tom Watson (pictured)
Back in business: About his return to the spotlight last year, Rick told The Telegraph, ‘Everything has changed a bit here as 50 has gone to number 1’