'I love creating things': Debbie Gibson looking forward to new decade as she turns 50

Merrick native Debbie Gibson is celebrating a major milestone today - her 50th birthday.

News 12's Elisa DiStefano got to chat with her, from her Las Vegas studio, where she said she's looking forward to this new decade.

"I love creating things, bringing new things into the world and that's what this next chapter is all about," says Gibson.

She wrapped up her 40s back on the charts with her single "Girls Night Out."

You can join in her birthday celebration by listening to her Sirius XM show Debbie Gibson's Mixtape, where she'll get birthday surprise messages, including one from Billy Joel.