Lionel Richie Says His Own Songs Saved Him From Depression

July 2, 2013  |  



From theGrio

Many people have turned to music at sad times in their lives. Singer Lionel Richie is no different — except the music he turned to was his own.

Richie told the U.K. Mirror that in the 1990s, he was going through a divorce and fighting depression

“Then a friend said to me: ‘Lionel, I have some inspirational tapes I want you to listen to,’” Richie recalled to the newspaper. “He handed me my own songs with certain ones underlined and I started listening to my lyrics – this time from the point of view of someone who needed that message.”


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