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Agnetha Faltskog is rarely recognised by fans

Agnetha Faltskog is rarely recognised when she's out and about at home in Sweden credit:Bang Showbiz
Agnetha Faltskog is rarely recognised when she's out and about at home in Sweden credit:Bang Showbiz

Abba star Agnetha Faltskog is rarely recognised by fans any more and spends most of her time caring for animals on her farm.

The 73-year-old singer has opened up about her low-key life in her native Sweden admitting she is only stopped by admirers when she gets dressed up and puts make-up on on rare days out.

She told the Guardian newspaper: "If I have a lot of makeup on or if I’m dressed very nicely, more people recognise me, but in everyday life, it’s not so bad. Swedish people are very reserved, but now and then one person comes up and says ‘thank you for the music’, and that’s very nice."

Agnetha shuns the spotlight and spends most of her time with her family at her farm on the island of Ekero where she looks after a menagerie of animals.

She added of her rural retreat: "We have dogs, cats, chickens and a rooster and maybe 20 or 30 horses, so it’s a big place."

The veteran music star went on to add she can be a bit of a worrier and dwells on things for a long time. She explained: "When I do things, I worry a lot for many days before. I’m just that sort of person. It can be good, because you want to do things right. I have a lot of humour, but I’m also a very serious person when it comes to different things and sometimes it’s not so funny. Things happen in the world and I think everything affects you."

Agnetha's last big public event was last year when she reunited with her Abba bandmates Benny Andersson, 75, Bjorn Ulvaeus, 77, and Anni-Frid 'Frida' Lyngstad, 76 to launch their Abba Voyage show in London.

All four members walked the red carpet at the event and appeared on stage during the finale to take a bow for the first time since closing their final world tour in 1980.

Agnetha previously declared it was wonderful to see the results of all their hard work come to life onstage.

he said: "It's an incredible experience seeing everything once it is all in one place. The results are outstanding and we're once again fascinated by the technical wizardry. I'm humbled by it all."