Veteran crooner Julio Iglesias has silenced rumours suggesting he is preparing to hang up his microphone for good, insisting there is "no way" he is ready to retire.

The 71 year old, who has enjoyed a decades-long career and sold over 300 million records worldwide, recently hit headlines in the Spanish media amid speculation he is planning to bow out of the spotlight later this year (15).

However, Enrique Iglesias' famous father, who is in the midst of his latest world tour, has urged fans not to believe what they read.

He tells news agency Efe, "About my retiring, no way. I'm going to sing more than ever. I'll keep singing until I die and as long as people want me to sing.

"As long as people from Finland to China want me to sing, I'll continue to appear on stages around the world."