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Bob Geldof on the death of his daughter Peaches: ‘Time doesn’t heal, it accommodates’

He opened up in an extremely emotional interview with Ryan Tubridy.

Bob Geldof
It was an unbelievably difficult time in his life

Bob Geldof has opened up about the death of his daughter Peaches, admitting that he struggles to deal with what happened but focusing on music helps.

The Boomtown Rats star lost his daughter Peaches in April 2014 after she passed away from a drugs overdose.

The singer explained that he has had to deal with a lot of loss in his life, including his mother, his first wife and his sister, but the death of his daughter Peaches was the toughest one to cope with.

Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show, Bob said, “I don’t seem to be able to put that one aside or compartmentalise it.

“The worst thing is that this very mad, beautiful kid, stupidly talented, too articulated, too able to write like nothing, she’s always 24 forever.”

Peaches and her hubby Thomas
Peaches and her hubby Thomas

The musician also revealed that time hasn’t helped him move on at all in this situation, but he has learned to just ‘get on with it.’

“Maybe I’m used to everyone around me dying. Maybe it’s that.

“You just get on with it. You have a survival mechanism, you get going, then subsequently when an event happens, when somebody dies, then I think all that stuff from being a child comes back and whacks you, and that sense of grief is overwhelming.

“Time doesn’t heal, it accommodates. The pain is always there, and at certain unwanted moments, unheralded moments, you’re at a party with friends and suddenly this overwhelming sense is in your head,” he said.

Bob admitted that it was, and continues to be, music which helps gets him through the difficult times in his life.

He relies on music to get him through
He relies on music to get him through

“It’s playing live that keeps you sane. You suddenly don’t have to be normal Bob, once you put on the suit, you’re Bobby Boomtown.

“It doesn’t put anything into perspective, but stuff happens. Everybody here, everybody watching, stuff happens. What do you do? You get on with it,” he said.

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