PIERS Morgan has spoken about dealing with grief over the “devastating” and untimely death of his close friend in a candid interview.
The TalkTV host, whose new show Piers Morgan: Uncensored airs tonight, offered an insight into his private struggles in his early life during an interview with Steven Bartlett.
The 57-year-old told the Diary of a CEO Podcast: “The great thing is that as you get older and I’m 57 now, you learn about life – the good, the bad and the ugly.
“You learn from mistakes and things that went bad in your life.
“You’re learning that you either give up or keep banging, and I always tell my kids that.
“It’s invariably fine, so they’re starting to see that I’m right.
“Just keep going, don’t give up, whatever it is. If it’s a work issue, an exam issue, or a relationship issue.
“I have these conversations with my kids all the time. They are people I talk to most of the time. They all need help and advice in different ways.”
Reflecting on difficult conversations he’d had with his three sons and daughter about life’s trials and tribulations, Piers said he worries this generation is “unnaturally fearful”.
“What I’m trying to do is have perspective all the time,” he said.
“I was there when it felt like the worst thing in the world, losing a loved one or job, having a car accident, or losing a family member you love.
“Whatever it may be, you will always get things that will test you. You lose your first friend who dies when you are young.
“I remember losing one of my closest friends before he was 30.
“It was devastating, absolutely devastating. But when it keeps happening to people you love, you realize that’s life.
“Life is what it is. People you love and care about die. You must learn to ride this wave of sadness.
“It’s not a mental illness. It’s not fear, it’s actually something we have to deal with.
“Too many people are unnaturally concerned about these things these days.”
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/tv/5197456/piers-morgan-devastating-death-friend-grief/ Piers Morgan reveals the ‘devastating’ death of a friend before he turned 30 as he opens up about coping with grief