Singer Rose-Marie: ‘Performing helped me get through my grief’
Singer Rose-Marie has told how getting back to work and being on stage was “the best medicine on earth” after the death of her sister.
The award-winning performer, now 60, who has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide over 30 years, lost her sister Kathleen to breast cancer in 2014.
Just weeks before, her friend actress Sally Farmiloe also died from cancer. In recent years she also lost her father Owen.
But Rose-Marie, who has sung with Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash, said throwing herself into work had been “cathartic” and had helped her get over her grief.
“Working helped me stay positive. I would dedicate songs to my sister which was cathartic, and sing songs that my daddy used to love.
“Working and performing was the best medicine on earth.”
Rose-Marie said she was thrilled to be back in the UK as she prepares for a tour this year.
Her latest album My Gift of Love for You is out now. You can purchase the cd here.