Health & Wellness

72-year-old 'Mickey' singer nails dance routine in viral video

'Mickey' singer Toni Basil is proving that age is truly just a number in this viral video posted on Facebook — and viewed by more than 2 million people.

In the video, the former 1980s pop star nails a complicated hip-hop dance routine, much to the awe and admiration of the crowded class watching her every move.

Fellow dancer and art director, Babson Baba Sy, posted the video to his Facebook account in July, although it's just now going viral. He wrote, "Thank you to her for this gift Amaziiiiiiinnnnng."

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Basil may be out of the spotlight these days, but she's still busy behind the scenes. She's choreographed dance routines for Bette Midler, David Bowie and countless movies like "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "That Thing You Do".

"I've always been a dancer, and I will always be a dancer," Basil told BuzzFeed. "Dance has been my lover, my doctor. I know I have my health because of this."

"Staying physically active is one of the best documented paths to health and well being, but formal 'exercise' or gym going is not key," said Howard S. Friedman, a professor of psychology at the University of California and author of the book "The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study".

"Rather it is doing active things that you love, whether hiking, gardening, swimming, piano playing or dancing!"

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As evident from the video, Basil is only getting better with age. Frankly all that's left to say is: Oh, Toni, you're so fine! Here's hoping she'll be blowing our minds with those dance moves for years to come.

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