Paul Di'Anno has posted a new message to his fans on his Facebook page, following yesterday's announcement that 2013 will be the final year that he will perform.
In a statement on Monday morning, Paul said: "I am gonna be "Pulling The Plug" next year 2013, and making it my "Farewell Tour"... it was good whilst it lasted."
You can read Paul's latest message below.
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"To all of you who have been with me from the start and many new friends who have given me the privilege of being able to play and meet so many of you through the years I can't find the right words to tell you all how much I'll miss you. All of you have my love & respect forever, and anyone who knows me knows that ain't a load of bollocks you have kept me going through difficult times, happy times and a lot of heartbreak.
"I thank you all with all my heart and I'm glad you're not here right now watching me write this crying like a big Jessie (for you mates it means a wuss!) thank you all again, I love you all and wish you all health good fortune and most of all love & happiness. You will be with me always thankyou thankyou thankyou.
"Timao Corinthians n again te amo simper, Love Paul"
There was loose talk of a final solo album earlier this year and whether this goes ahead in light of this week's announcements remains to be seen.
Paul still has a busy touring schedule ahead of him with 88 gigs penned in for 2012 alone. You can check out where to catch Paul live by clicking here.
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