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Cher Marks Her 77th Birthday With An Iconic, Age-Defying Tweet—And Fans Are Applauding

The singer and Oscar winner took to social media to ask fans 'when will I feel old?'

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Bob Mackie muse, iconic singer and Academy Award winning actor Cher turned 77 on May 20. Where some might spend the day complaining about aging, Cher had the most refreshing outlook on the situation.

For her special day, Cher returned to her Twitter account—which she hadn't updated since mid-March—and her 3.9 million followers to share how she was feeling.

On her birthday, Cher tweeted:

"Okay, will someone PLEASE tell me... When will I feel old?"
"This is ridiculous. I keep hearing these numbers, but I honestly can't understand them."
"What's the deal with the numbers? I'm dyslexic, and numbers are hard for me."

You can read her tweet here:

With 17.1 thousand likes and over 2,000 comments, 1,200 retweets and 1.1 million engagements, it's clear Cher's audience was absolutely eating her attitude up.

In addition to countless birthday wishes, many wrote affirming messages.

Ageism is the bias or discrimination middle-aged and elderly people face.

But Cher is one of those rare exceptions. Her career began in 1965 opposite Sonny Bono which eventually spawned a hit variety show. Her career only seemed to continue to grow with critically acclaimed performances in Silkwood, Mask and Moonlight. Her concerts are still sold out events.

Surely, all the love is helping to keep Cher feeling young!