Rick Springfield Tells All in Memoir
Wed, 13 Oct 2010 09:06:10
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Bomb to the shell! American singer and pretty boy Rick Springfield, whose single "Jessie's Girl" is a Karaoke staple. revealed in his new memoir Late, Late at Night that while entertaining US troops in Vietnam in 1968, the then17-year-old singer helped to load mortars to repel an attack on Americans and one of them killed a Viet Cong soldier.
"That was a war situation but it is still something that to this day sends a shiver down my spine," Springfield, 61, said, calling it one of his deepest, darkest secrets, according to Reuters. I'll say!
A year prior, at 16, Springfield revealed that he tried to hang himself in his backyard shed, but the rope's knot unraveled. "Having suicide ride on my shoulders was not a lot of fun through a lot of my life and surviving that was a real high point for me," Springfield said.
Springfield suffered through depression his whole life, with a particularly bad bout hitting in 1989. Springfield took a 10-year break from recording music to deal with it.
Want to know more? Then you have to pick up Late, Late at Night.