AceShowbiz - Singer Bonnie Tyler has finally learned to swim after being left terrified following a horror fall from a yacht.
The "Total Eclipse of the Heart" hitmaker tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper that, after her husband Robert Sullivan saved her from drowning more than a decade ago, she was compelled to confront her fear of the water.
"I've just learnt to swim in our infinity pool. What a grand age to learn," beams the star.
Recalling the incident, Bonnie explains, "Robert was coming into the marina with my nephews on the back of a jetski and I went to the back of the boat to help. It was really wet and I slipped off."
"Robert pulled me out. The kids were terrified," adds the "Holding Out for a Hero" singer. "Next day he had me in the pool, trying to teach me to swim, but it didn't click until after lockdown."
"Everything fell into place and now I do 40 widths a day... but I'm still frightened to go in at the deep end."
Asked why she didn't learn to swim as a child, Bonnie detailed, "My mother took me to the swimming baths and everything, but I had two terrible frights in the water."
"Once down at Oxwich Bay when I was about 10, I fell off an air bed and was screaming and my cousin saved me by pulling me out by my (hair) plaids.
"I lost my nerve, and when I was in the swimming pool I just couldn't let go of the float. Every time they tried to take the float off me, I went crazy. So I learnt to swim very late. It's never too late!"