Lionel Richie never wants to stop touring.

The 'All Night Long' hitmaker loves performing for people around the world and has seemingly hinted that he won't ever stop touring arenas all over the world.

He said: ''The tour hasn't stopped. Once someone asked me how long is this tour gonna last, and I said, well I've been on tour since '71.''

And the 68-year-old singer praised the British music industry for ''influencing'' music across the world.

Speaking on The One Show, he added: ''The British have so much influence on the musical scene. The Beatles came over, and, of course, The Rolling Stones and you've got the rush of Ed Sheeran now. As far as I'm concerned, artistry is always kind of a thing that Britain has always stayed right on top of. I always say, if you have a hit record, play it, and make sure you do one thing more importantly, don't change it, cos they have to know when to come in, the crowd has to know when to sing, you want the original, you want it to sound just like the record, and for god's sake play it.''

Meanwhile, Lionel previously admitted he feared a knee injury was going to end his career.

He explained: ''You go into denial and you are like, 'Oh, OK, I am having a little knee problem, I will just do some more shows and work it out.' In the old days if you got a little pain, you work it out. Well, the more I started doing shows, what I had was a torn meniscus and the guys said what you do with that is you have to stop, and I didn't know how to stop.''