Tom Jones will take DNA test to find out if he's black

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Tom Jones Taking DNA Test to See If He Has Any Black Relatives

Well, this is a bit unusual, admittedly.

Singer Sir Tom Jones is undergoing a DNA test to see if he has any black ancestry. The 75-year-old crooner was often taken for black due to his baritone voice and curly hair.

"When I first came to America, people who had heard me sing on the radio would be surprised that I was white when they saw me," Jones said in a recent interview. "Because of my hair, a lot of black people still tell me I'm just passing as white."

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"My mother came out in big dark patches all over her body," Jones recalled for The Times. "They asked if she had any black blood and she said she didn't know."

"I'm going to get my DNA tested," he concluded. "I want to find out."

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CHELMSFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22: Tom Jones performs on Day 1 of the V Festival at Hylands Park on August 22, 2015 in Chelmsford, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: Tom Jones arrives at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on July 3, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
1968: Welsh musical sensation and sex symbol, Tom Jones, stares thoughtfully out the back of a car whilst travelling to a concert in Blackpool. (Photo by Ian Tyas/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Portrait of the British singer Tom Jones (Thomas John Woodward). London, July 1968 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 23: Kelly Jones of Stereophonics and Tom Jones perform during Teenage Cancer Trust 15th Anniversary Year Concert at Royal Albert Hall on March 23, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Mick Hutson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Tom Jones attends the Q Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Welsh singer Tom Jones performing on stage, circa 1965-1975. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Tom Jones attends the Q Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 19, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 9: Tom Jones seen leaving the BBC Radio 2 Studios on October 9, 2015 in London, England. Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Tom Jones visits Magic Radio on September 29, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Singer Sir Tom Jones is interviewed prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on September 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Jones was born in Pontypridd, South Wales. His mother was Welsh and English; his father was English.

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