Charlotte Church Loves Smoker's Voice
Charlotte Church has no plans to give up smoking as she likes the tone it gives her voice, but will quit eventually so she can return to her classical roots.
Charlotte Church loves the tone that smoking gives her voice.
The 'Back To Scratch' singer - who has children Ruby, three, and 21-month-old Dexter with former fiance Gavin Henson - has given up drinking alcohol but has no plans to quit her other vice, which she insists has not damaged her vocal range.
She said: "I'm not drinking these days, so you've got to have one vice. I'll stop before my kids notice. But I quite like the tone it's giving my voice, lots of lovely depth, and I haven't lost the top end at all. That's my excuse."
Although Charlotte - who shot to fame as an opera singer aged just nine - plans to quit for the sake of her children, she also said it will help her voice recover so she can go back to her classical roots.
Charlotte, 24, added: "I'd love to do an opera some time. I still sing in that classical voice, at home on my own, in the dark! I'll never lose that; it's as tough as old boots.
"But it would mean I'd have to stop smoking and go back to training for a year or two. And I will. I know it seems I've been around forever, but there's so much I want to do, and I've got youth on my side."