Dick Van Dyke is 97 years previous and he’s nonetheless dwelling his life to the fullest. The enduring actor and comic shared an Instagram video on Monday, August 21 to point out his first time taking part in the ukulele. Dick realized easy methods to work the instrument whereas sitting in a chair subsequent to his pal who performed along with his personal ukulele. The Mary Poppins star requested an teacher, “The place’s the F?”, as he pressed the keys through the music session. In his caption, Dick wrote, “My first ukulele lesson with @getstartedplayingukulele. @bijoubox’s third. It’s by no means too late to begin one thing new.”

Dick remains to be so adventurous in his life and he’s simply three years shy of turning 100. He appeared on The Masked Singer earlier this 12 months and was revealed to be the Gnome through the season 9 premiere in February. After Dick was unmasked, decide Nicole Scherzinger cried and gushed to Dick that “the entire world loves you a lot.” The father-of-four did an interview with Yahoo Music after his elimination from the present and he spoke about what retains him in upbeat spirits at his age.

“Having a gorgeous younger spouse half my age to handle me — that works!” he joked about his 51-year-old spouse Arlene Silver. “My optimistic angle, I get that from my spouse.” Dick additionally revealed that he nonetheless work out on the health club three days every week to remain wholesome. “I counsel everyone to do this, as a result of that’s what ages individuals — it’s only a stiffening up and never exercising their muscle mass and their lungs,” he mentioned. “Train is the reply.”

Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke (Picture: Eric Charbonneau/Shutterstock)

Dick cherishes each a part of his life, together with his loving household that features his spouse Arlene, his 4 grownup kids, and his grandchildren. On Father’s Day earlier this summer season, Dick shared a funny video of his household making an attempt to take a photograph collectively, and he gushed over his family members within the caption.

“I by no means realized after I was first having youngsters what I used to be beginning,” Dick mentioned. “However, I’m amazed and grateful to have lived lengthy sufficient to spend Father’s Day with a few of my youngsters, grandchildren AND nice grandchildren!! All fantastic, non-toxic individuals!!” He additionally referred to as his spouse his “biggest present” and mentioned he’s “a really fortunate boy.”

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