He jokes that he doesn't know what Rick rolling
is - where internet pranksters repeatedly linked to the music video for Never Gonna Give You Up - but is surprised and pleased at the song's longevity.
According to 4Chan's status page, the popular message board behind LOLcasts, Rick Rolling
, and some far more questionable activities has been temporarily knocked out of commission via a distributed denial of service attack.
Fresh from his MTV Best Act Ever award win in December and the "Rick Rolling
" internet phenomenon, Astley will headline this year's tour when it arrives at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on May 21.
Baseball's New York Mets became the latest victims of "rick rolling
" when they asked fans to vote for a new club song.