Cilla Black - Black Wants To Die At 75

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Veteran British singer Cilla Black wants to "bow out" from life at the age of 75 - even though she's only eight years away from the milestone.
The beloved Alfie singer, 67, is well known for enjoying life and is regularly seen out on the town.
But Black is adamant she would be happy to die in her mid-70s, because she'd hate to "linger" like her bed-ridden mother did.
She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "I don't want to live beyond the age of 75. That would be a good point to bow out. I don't want to go on forever.
"(My mum) had to be fed intravenously and I hated that as much as she did. Unfortunately - and I do mean that - her heart was strong. The result was that she lived much longer than she wanted to.
"I remember asking her doctor if she could do something to relieve my mother's suffering. I'm not talking about euthanasia. I just wanted the pain to stop for her. But the short answer was 'no'. Those final months left a lasting impression on me. I would not want to linger like she did."


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When I first heard about that interview I felt sad, naturally at the thought of one day 'losing Cilla' as I would losing anyone important to me ---I've since read the whole article and A LOT of negetive feedback from people about it... What can I say, I think Cilla is absolutely right. After nursing for roughly 30 years, then working in age care as Diversional Therapy and having seen so many people 'linger on in misery' I have often said the same myself - I don't want to live to an age where I'm dependent on other people just to survive a life that is painful and miserable.. I don't know how many times I've had some older person say to me that he/she hopes to go very soon, that they have had enough. What's the big deal with the comment really? I think most of us would feel the same - who would want to live a life without any quality? What a load of rubbish - I can't honestly imangine anyone saying 'Wow - I can't wait until the day I am 90 and can live in constant pain, become inconinant and lay in bed all day looking at a wall which is a blur anyway because my sight has gone... I could go on forever with this one. Good on you, Cilla, you are only saying publically what the rest of us have said to mates while sitting with a coffee in our homes..
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