Russell Watson has revealed that he cleaned his garden house under lock and key after his concerts were canceled.
The musician, 54, admitted that his wife Louise Harris helped him stay busy during the time at home by providing him with a list of chores he never had time for before the pandemic, while also preparing to start a job. Film about his life.
Speak against The mirror Thursday he said, “At the top of the list was the cleaning up of the garden shed. I literally emptied the entire contents of the shed onto the lawn and slowly started working through it.
Chores: Russell Watson said on Thursday that cleaning up his garden shed and doing other chores for his wife in lockdown kept him humble despite preparing to make a movie about his life
‘My wife didn’t let me hang my gold and platinum discs in the house. She says they are not as beautiful as paintings. ‘
Russell, who has performed for Queen Elizabeth II and Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, had to step back during the Covid-19 crisis because he could not hold concerts.
Despite this, he explained that he and his wife “ did not bicker or fall out ” while incarcerated, as they make sure to divide the household chores and take turns cooking for each other.
Frank: Russell said his wife Louise Harris helped keep him busy by giving him a list of chores and ‘tidying up the gazebo was at the top of the list’ (pictured together in 2018)
Despite his modest family life, Russell is preparing for a movie based on his life which he describes as a ‘truly exciting’ experience, as those involved are ‘enthusiastic’ about it.
He told the publication, “They likened it to a modern Billy Elliot, because of how I got out of the back streets of Salford to stage private audiences for the Pope, with a tragedy in the middle and overcome it.”
The tenor has spoken openly about his health concerns over the years, battling two benign pituitary tumors consecutively between 2006 and 2007.
In September 2006, Russell discovered that she had developed a tumor the size of two golf balls after his peripheral vision became blurred.
Plans: Despite his modest family life, Russell is preparing for a movie based on his life which he describes as a ‘truly exciting’ experience as the people involved are ‘excited’ about it
After a trip to LA, he underwent five-hour emergency surgery to remove the eight-centimeter tumor at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.
Just over a year later, in October 2007, the classical singer’s vision deteriorated when his tumor returned to his pituitary gland, which was bleeding into his brain.
Just days after his MRI scan, Russell underwent another emergency procedure at Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle and later recovered with an extensive rehabilitation program.
Discussing the two brain tumors he’d had on I’m A Celebrity last year, Russell told his fellow campers, “ The second was the ‘one,’ the first wasn’t life-threatening, it was painful, and I nearly lost my sight.
‘The second was holy s ***, I went home, went to bed and didn’t wake up because of a bleeding. My assistant found me, called the ambulance and I knew I was in trouble because the ambulance kept saying “stay with us, stay with us”.
‘We went to the hospital and had surgery. One of the most emotional things after I got out of ICU was this guy came up to me and said “nice to see you’re fine Mr. Watson” and I realized it was “stay with us, stay with us “.
He went on to explain when he had noticed a ‘streak of light’ in the hospital and thought he was about to die, before the thought of his children brought him back.
Lockdown: Russell, acting for Queen Elizabeth II and Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, was forced to step back during the Covid-19 crisis
Russell said, “I was in the MRI scanner and I could see this long strip of light, like when you’re a kid holding your bedroom door open.
‘It was a strip of light and I was thinking as I go to that door, I’m out of here and the pain stops and I’m gone and all I could think about was my kids and slow slowly thinking about my kids, the clatter The clatter of the MRI came back and I thought I was going to beat this. ‘
The singer is father to daughters Rebecca, 26, and Hannah, 20, from his first marriage to Helen Watson from whom he divorced in 2002.
Illness: The tenor has spoken openly about his health issues over the years, battling two benign pituitary tumors consecutively between 2006 and 2007.
In 2018, Russell admitted that he has to take a ‘cocktail of drugs’ every day to stay alive.
“At first it was a minefield because I took this whole cocktail of drugs to stay alive,” he told Best Magazine.
The singer of La Voce added: ‘It made me feel earlier, it made me very depressed. I would go to bed at night, but I wouldn’t be able to sleep – I’d panic thinking I would die if I fell asleep. ‘
His World: The opera star has previously said it was the children who gave him the motivation to fight for his life (pictured with children Hannah, then 8, and Rebecca, then 13, in 2007)