Jane McDonald talked about how she has dealt with grief since losing her boyfriend Eddie Rothe last year.
The singer, 59, spoke openly about adapting to life without her partner as she revealed that she moved her best friend, Sue Ravey, to her home so she wouldn’t be alone.
Describing his death as “taking our future”, he admitted he did re-evaluating his future plans and want to get started ‘slow down’ your career.
“When he died, he took our future”: Jane McDonald, 59, shared details of her grief a year after losing her boyfriend, Eddie Rothe, to cancer (pictured together in 2016)
Jane tragically lost Eddie, who was the drummer of the 1960s band The Searchers in April 2021 to lung cancer.
And appearing in this week’s episode of Kaye Adams’ How To Be 60 podcast, she explained the impact her death had on her and how she moved into her best friend, Sue, due to the fact that she was “in a bad way”
“You know, when you are alone, there is, there is always that small hours of the morning when everything looks a lot worse than it really is,” he said.
Support: The singer spoke openly about adapting to life without her partner as she revealed that she moved her best friend, Sue Ravey (pictured left), to her home, so she wasn’t alone.
Projects: Describing her death as “taking our future”, she admitted that she has reevaluated her future plans and wishes to start “slowing down” her career (pictured in her TV show, Vacation with Jane McDonald: The Caribbean, at beginning of this year)
“And if I wake up and feel sick, I know Sue’s a little down the hall. And can I get up and say can you have a cup of tea with me? She will probably kill me if I do.
“But you know, sometimes it’s just knowing that someone else is in the house and we both have it now.”
Sue is Janes’ former support singer and current PA. During her tours she often works on Jane’s makeup.
Horrible: Jane tragically lost Eddie, who was the drummer of the 1960s band The Searchers in April 2021 to lung cancer
Jane continued: “I think this is also part of the pain is that you go through the normal pain and the terrible and terrible time and then you grieve the life you thought you were going to live.
“When he died, he took our future,” explained the TV personality.
Continuing: ‘So I think now I have to have a different life. And it took a while to adapt, but I’ll get there. Because that’s what we do, we get there. ‘
By the way: She spoke to Kaye Adams on her How To Be 60 podcast, eight months after discussing the topic of Loose Women with the presenter (pictured on the show in November 2021)
Jane will turn 60 next April and shared that this is the time she wants to “slow down” and focus on spending time with her family.
Detailing that Eddie retired when he was 59, the age he is now, he shared: “It’s funny, we should talk about retiring because he retired at 59. And he said, I promise you when you get to this age. , you’ll see a difference. And I have. So we had a lot of plans. “
Describing her late partner’s illness as a “shock,” the star admitted that the experience made her realize the time she may not have left – telling Kaye there’s so much she wants to do – including vacations and quality time at home.
How to get there: The singer broke down in tears during her 2021 appearance of Loose Women, admitting on the podcast that “she’s doing better” now than she was then.
“You know, and I want to be here for my family. You know, my, my niece is having a baby. And we’re all very excited about that, “she shared.
Continuing: ‘And I want to be around, I want to be around all of them just for a while to settle down and then stop working as much as I do. Because I work constantly. ‘
Jane also told Kaye that she is in a better place with pain, noting, “I can talk about him now and I feel great about having a great time with him.”
Previous Marriage: Jane had previously been married to Henrik Brixen, getting married in a 1998 Caribbean ceremony (pictured together in 1999)
Eddie proposed to Jane on Christmas Eve 2008, after becoming an object earlier that year.
The couple had been together for a short time years earlier, separating in 2002 before rekindling the romance six years later, but never had a chance to marry before her tragic passing.
Kaye went to her Instagram Stories on Friday to promote the podcast episode with Jane, urging fans to listen as she described the singer as a “beautiful girl.”
While the Loose Women panelist also revealed that the star would be joining her on the daytime show in a couple of weeks, telling her followers to “be careful.”
Tune in: Kaye joined her Instagram Stories on Friday to promote the podcast episode with Jane, urging fans to listen as she described the singer as a “beautiful girl”
Coming Soon: While the Loose Women panelist also revealed the star would be joining her on the daytime show in a couple of weeks, telling her followers to “watch out for that”