“I said, ‘Well, because I’m married, I’ve got to make some money for my wife and son.'”
His colleague was aware that Tom was a singer and told him to pursue music instead of working in the mill.
But the singer admitted he had his reservations and planned to wait until he reached the age of 21, and “needed to hold down his job”.
“The old man, who had travelled the world with the British army, said, ‘Believe me, if you are talented in any way, go for it, because if you don’t, when you get old like me all you really have are memories of your life,'” Tom continued to GQ Magazine.