Cher celebrates ‘genius singer’ Cyndi Lauper at handprint ceremony

Publish Date
Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 12:17PM
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Cyndi Lauper's friends Cher and Bebe Rexha joined her to celebrate the “surreal” moment she had her hands and footprints added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 70-year-old appeared at a ceremony outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, which coincided with the US release of a new documentary about her career titled Let The Canary Sing.

The film explores the life and career of Cyndi – billed as a “one-of-a-kind artist, performer, and trailblazing activist”.

Before Cyndi put her hands and feet in wet concrete on Tuesday, she was introduced by surprise guest Cher to the crowd’s delight.

“She’s a wonderful wonderful, crazy, crazy person,” Cher said of Cyndi.

“I’m a good singer, I’m a pretty good singer, Cyndi is a great singer, she’s a genius singer, she’s a fabulous person and she’s talented.”

Cher recalled performing her hit If I Could Turn Back Time during the 2002 Divas concert, saying she was “feeling really good” about herself before Lauper came out and “blows me away – and we’ve been friends ever since”.

The 78-year-old added that Lauper is “my dear friend, I love her”.

The ceremony comes just after Cyndi announced she will be kicking off a 23-date farewell tour of North America, starting on October 18 in Montreal and concluding in Chicago on December 5. It marks the first major tour from Cyndi in a decade.

Appearing on the stage, Cyndi said the ceremony was “a little surreal”.

“It’s been a whirlwind, but thank you very much, I’m honoured, all those times bowing in front of my shower curtain when I was nine and here I am,” the star said.

“I just want to say thank you, it’s really a surreal moment because I love glamour, and I love Hollywood.”

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