Kylie Minogue is 50 years of age. It is shocking news in one way because the ageless Australian songstress doesn't look to be a day over 35.
Pictures from her birthday bash this week show her in figure-hugging gold looking fresh-faced, wrinkle-free, elegant and utterly glamorous.
But her big birthday news is also slightly shocking in another way, because she seems to have been around (and indeed spinning around) forever.
In fact, I was a wee bit shocked to discover Kylie was only 50.
It just seems an awful long time since she was in dungarees in Ramsey Street.