I am having a DNA test to see if my ancestors are black
Monday, 02 November 2015 - 9:34
Throughout his career his hair – thick, curly and (once) black – and his baritone voice have led some to believe he is black.
Now Sir Tom Jones has revealed that he wants to have his DNA tested to discover if he does really have black ancestry.
The singer, who has transformed himself from penniless miner’s son from the Valleys into a £190million music star through records including Delilah and It’s Not Unusual, stopped dyeing his hair several years ago but is still mistaken for being black because of its texture.
In an interview at the weekend Sir Tom, now 75, said he is often told he is ‘just passing as white’ and as a result he has decided to ‘get my DNA tested. I want to find out’.