Tom Jones: The day I heard the voice of God!

Tom Jones: The day I heard the voice of God!

Singer reveals brush with death during holiday swim.

Legendary crooner Sir Tom Jones has revealed how the Lord came to his rescue when he got caught out by an ocean undertow in the 1960s.

While on holiday in Acapulco, Mexico, Jones, now 80, decided to take a dip in the Pacific, but ended up in a hair-raising predicament.

He said: “I wandered off like a fool, and I look at the calm water and think it looks lovely out there. I go through the breakers and start swimming out, then somebody comes looking for me, standing on the beach and I look at them and the man was big! I thought, ‘This is it now.’”

Speaking to Alan Carr on his Life’s A Beach podcast, Tom explained how on that particular day he was wearing his cross necklace, which he usually takes off while swimming.

He said: “I always used to take my jewellery off and put it in my man bag, but for some reason I didn’t. I put my hand on my chest and still had this big cross and chain on.

“I put my hand on it and said, ‘God, I’m desperate here. What do I do?’ I was going to give up. I thought I’d take a load of water in and say good night.

“A voice came to me and said, ‘If you think you can swim, now is the time to prove it.'"


Read the whole story in the June 2021 issue of New Life Newspaper.

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