Country music icon Dolly Parton reveals she heals fast after a broken heart and she constantly embraces a "good attitude."
The famous singer has been major force in the music industry since the late '60s, breaking the charts with such memorable hits as "9 to 5" and "Jolene." She has had many male admirers over the years, but she has been married to her husband Carl Thomas Dean since before she entered the limelight, with the couple celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2011.
When asked how she would get over a broken heart, Parton shared her advice to lovers in peril.
"The way everybody else does. You have to let time heal all wounds. I'm one of those people -- I wound easy, but I heal fast. I always thought that a broken heart is like a broken bone. I wrote about that in a song. It's like a broken heart is like a broken wing, it must have its time to mend," she explained to thegayuk.com, according to Music-News.com.
"It's like any other injury. Usually a terrible, terrible heartache takes about a year to really heal, but some of us can heal a little faster. You just gotta look at it like an injury and just try to think positive, try to live above it, try to live beyond it. But you gotta wallow in that sorrow while it lasts -- you can't outrun it, you got to roll with the sorrow, too."
Parton had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Her all-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage is at 100 million.
The singer-songwriter-actress made her mark in Hollywood in the hit films "Nine to Five," "Steel Magnolias," "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "Rhinestone," "Straight Talk" and "Joyful Noise." She received a pair of Academy Award nominations -- one for penning the title tune to "Nine to Five" and the other for the song "Travelin' Thru" from the film "Transamerica."
Parton is known for oozing positive energy and always has crowds on their feet at concerts. She rarely takes time to rest, embarking on numerous tours and releasing new music, but doesn't let her hectic schedule bring her down.
"I have a good attitude. I love my work. I think it's important that people be busy, stay busy, try to be creative and I don't think the years matter so much if you really make yourself busy," she said, reports music-news.com. "Of course you see yourself getting older, you notice little things as the years go by, but that doesn't mean that you should stop. You just need to take care of those things as they come along. But keep a good attitude above everything else."