Sir Tom Jones is getting a DNA test to find out if his ancestors are black

Sir Tom Jones is getting a DNA test

Sir Tom Jones is planning a DNA test to find out if his ancestors are black after being told he is ‘just passing as white’.

The 75-year-old singer has admitted he’s always wondered if he’s mixed race because of his olive skin and afro-style bright white hair.

He is now keen to get a test done in the near future to gain a better understanding of his background.

GettyTom Jones at the Q Awards 2015 at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 19, 2015 in London, England
Tom Jones is getting a DNA test

He explained to The Times magazine: “A lot of people still think I’m black. When I first came to America, people who had heard me sing on the radio would be surprised that I was white when they saw me. Because of my hair, a lot of black people still tell me that I’m just passing as white.”

The Sex Bomb hitmaker is keen to explore the ancestors of his mother Freda, who was of Welsh and English descent, after she puzzled doctors when she developed “big dark patches” over her skin when she gave birth to Tom.

The former Voice coach also stopped dyeing his hair a number of years but is still mistaken for being black because of its texture.

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