Rossi: I’ve diced with suidical thoughts
Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi has admitted to having near suicidal thoughts on occasion.
And he says that when he’s feeling low, thinking about the successes of his career doesn’t help.
But Rossi tells This Is Cornwall: “People think I’m stinking rich, which isn’t the case. I’m well off and I have eight great kids, a great wife and a lovely house.
“But there have been times in my life where I’ve been sad, if not suicidal. Sometimes you think ‘I just want it to stop.’ When you feel like that money doesn’t help.
“Most mornings I don’t know what the fuck I’m doing this for – but then I have a moment like rehearsals last week. It was good, the vibe was there. It’s like any job: there are ups and downs.”
Rossi has also been buoyed by the unexpected success of the movie Bula Quo!, explaining: “We thought it would go straight to DVD but it’s done surprisingly well.
“Somebody offered to make the film; it wasn’t our idea. I had no fucking interest in acting – but like everyone else my pension has taken a beating.
“We got a good record out of it. When they said ‘make a soundtrack’ I expected some bloke to come in and put strings all over it. But they wanted us to come up with new songs and we ended up with a nice eclectic mix.”
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