Nothing compares 2 this –
August 7, 2020 – “There were things out of my control, of course,” the 59-year-old told Rolling Stone. “And there came a time when I needed to really sit down with myself and say, ‘I can’t save him. I can’t give up my life and go try to live his life for him.’ And I had to come up against the possibility that he might die. But I had to be able to go on living.”
“Of course it’s nothing a parent ever wants. But as a human being, I just needed to be at peace with a troubled son who did the best he could, who believed what he believed and then his life ended way, way too soon.”
On May 13, Etheridge confirmed that Beckett had died.
“Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,” she announced on social media. “My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today.”
The Grammy winner, who is also a mom to daughter Bailey, 23, and 13-year-old twins Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven, told Rolling Stone that she does feel guilt but doesn’t think her son would want her to struggle in that way.