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Exclusive: Lionel Richie Says He Feared Knee Injury Would End His Career: 'You Go Into Denial'

Exclusive: Lionel Richie Says He Feared Knee Injury Would End His Career: 'You Go Into Denial'

Lionel Richie feared that a knee injury would end his career.

The 67-year-old singer got candid about recovering from a torn meniscus and resuming his All the Hits tour with Mariah Carey during a chat with Et on Wednesday.

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"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," Richie told Nischelle Turner of his initial response to the injury. "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."

"I am programmed to run and so stopping meant I had to announce to pull the tour and I don't

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