Singer Bette Midler has embraced her Hawaiian roots and learned to play the ukulele for her Las Vegas show.
The superstar treats fans to a rendition of the traditional islands instrument during performances at Caesar’s Palace, where she has been performing nightly.
And she reveals it has fulfilled a lifelong ambition – because she could never afford her own ukulele when growing up in Honolulu.
Midler said: “I always admired it. I used to see the kids orchestras… the men and women who used to sing Hawaiian music and I was so envious of them. But you know, I was poor, and I didn’t have the money for a ukulele. I picked it up and I’ve been playing it for a little less than a year.”
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