Dolly Parton has been one of country music's brightest stars over the last few decades but the 68-year-old has been forced to deny rumours that she mimed her Glastonbury set last weekend.

Around 100,000 people witnessed Dolly's performance at Glasto's Pyramid Stage on Sunday evening, along with a TV audience in excess of that figure, but some viewers were left with the impression that Parton had mimed her entire set.

Sky News' anchor Kay Burley was among those who called Parton's set into question, tweeting: "Oh, Dolly is miming. How disappointing."

Dolly countered these rumours in typical fashion, saying: "My boobs are fake, my hair's fake but what is real is my voice and my heart."

However the rumours were quickly shot down by Glastonbury producers who said that any allegations of miming could be explained by the brief delay between the live feeds of the video and sound being transmitted, which could have given the impression that Dolly was miming.

A spokesperson for Dolly Parton told The Sun newspaper: "It's ridiculous to suggest Dolly was miming. She's been performing for more than 60 years - she doesn't need to. This should not overshadow what was truly a great gig and accomplished performance. Dolly adored every single moment."

(via The Guardian)