Liam Neeson opens up about losing wife Natasha Richardson
In the March issue of Esquire, Liam Neeson opens up to writer Tom Chiarella about his life since losing wife Natasha Richardson two years ago in a tragic skiing accident. The man is, understandably, sad and still somewhat lost. Despite his return to work immediately after her death, he says the loss still hits him when he least expects it.
"It's just extraordinary," says Neeson, referring to the depth of his pain.
The entire heartbreaking article is worth a read. But, we've included a few particlarly poignant excerpts after the jump...
On arriving at the hospital after Richardson's accident:
"I walked into the emergency — it's like seventy, eighty people, broken arms, black eyes, all that — and for the first time in years, nobody recognizes me. Not the nurses. The patients. No one. And I've come all this way, and they won't let me see her ... So I get there, just in time. And all these young doctors, who look all of eighteen years of age, they tell me the worst." He purses his lips, mouth dry. "The worst."
On his return to work:
"But it's kind of a no-brainer to go back to that work. It's a wee bit of a blur, but I know the tragedy hadn't just really smacked me yet. I think I survived by running away some. Running away to work."
On life without Richardson:
"It hits you in the middle of the night — well, it hits me in the middle of the night. I'm out walking. I'm feeling quite content. And it's like suddenly, boom. It's like you've just done that in your chest." Here Neeson reaches out and twists both hands in opposite directions, like he's corkscrewing two ends of a soda can, reaches toward me so it's clear: This is in his chest.
| February 16, 2011; 1:05 PM ET
Categories: Celebrities | Tags: Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson
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