Chris Daughtry opens up about guilt over the deaths of his mother and stepdaughter – Billboard

Chris Daughtry suffered huge losses in a very short period of time last year. After saying goodbye first to her mother, who died of cancer in November, and then to her stepdaughter, who killed herself a few days later, the former American Idol star opens up on The Kelly Clarkson Show about the complicated feelings she’s been experiencing in the months from

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Speaking to Kelly Clarkson in an appearance Thursday (June 23) on her daytime talk show, the 42-year-old musician opened up about what it was like losing his mother, Sandra, and his wife Deanna’s daughter, Hannah, in the span of time. of days. “I dealt with both of them differently, I processed both losses very differently,” he shared. “The common denominator in both is guilt. The ‘I wish I had said this’. He wishes he had done this. He wishes he had called more.’”

Hannah’s death was particularly shocking, as the 25-year-old was found dead by her boyfriend at their Tennessee home. Daughtry later released a statement saying: “Recently in the last week I lost my mother to cancer, but I was lucky enough to say goodbye to her and was processing it in private. We never got to say goodbye to our precious Hannah and she is another huge blow to our family…Hannah, I love you and miss you. I wish I could hug you. This hurts so deeply.”

“Those moments of guilt are the hardest because you can’t do anything about it,” he continued for Clarkson. “There will always be reminders of what you could have done or whatever, and I tend to beat myself up a lot for that.”

The Daughtry frontman also bonded with Clarkson over their shared American Idol roots. The former placed fourth in the fifth season of the singing competition, while Clarkson won the first year of it.

Check out Daughtry’s interview below:

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Source: www.billboard.com