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Gone Too Soon

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’ve been working on my WIP and working at the day job this week. I’m just plugging along and hoping I hear some good news soon. 😊

My neck and back are so much better. The pain is gone although I can still feel it when I move just right. Since the pain’s gone, my attitude is better, and I may even begin to workout again. Slowly but surely. I don’t want to go through that again. It’s been two months, and it has been a long two months.

I had another post planned for today, but I found out about Taylor Hawkins passing away from the band The Foo Fighters. I became acquainted with him when I watched a documentary about one of my favorite bands, Rush. He oozed positive energy when he talked about the members of Rush, and I liked the relationship he had with the band. You could tell they were great friends.

I was sad to hear of his passing because he was so young and full of energy and talent. Maybe because he’s younger than me, it made me think of my own mortality. I feel like I have so much more I want to do with my life and when a younger person passes away, it reminds me that the clock is ticking.

I recently just learned he had a variety of drugs in his system when he passed. We don’t know yet if that contributed to his death, but I have a feeling it did. He just did too many. What a senseless loss.

It feels like we’re losing too many people to drugs and suicide, and I’m in no way saying Taylor’s death was a suicide. However, one of the drugs in his system was an anti-depressant. I’m not sure why he was taking it, but it does make me wonder what if he was depressed. It’s hard to believe, he was a successful musician, and loved by many, but then I think about Anthony Bourdain and Robin Williams. Depression can be organic, meaning a chemical imbalance in the brain. We are losing too many amazing people to this disease.

But I wonder if drugs are the answer to this mental health issue. In my humble opinion, shouldn’t we make sure we’re getting a balanced diet, enough sleep, and enough exercise before we resort to drugs? (This is not a criticism of Taylor in any way shape or form by the way.)

If we did that though, we’d have less time to devote to our passions. Exercising takes up a lot of time. But if our passions aren’t healthy, are they really our passions?

These are the questions I ask myself when something like this happens. I want to be there for my family. It’s the most important thing to me and I know that many people feel that way. To do that, we must take care of our bodies.

I know Rock and Roll is a demanding career, and you probably don’t need to exercise on the days you’re doing a show, but in my humble opinion, you can have a healthy diet and get enough sleep while you’re touring. You just have to set up your schedule that way.  After all, you’re a precious commodity. As fans, we should allow our idols down time to regroup and take care of themselves. Just some random thoughts while feeling sad over the loss of Taylor. RIP Taylor Hawkins. You will be missed.

What are some of the ways our entertainers can take care of themselves while on tour? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!


I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

13 thoughts on “Gone Too Soon

  1. It’s so sad when you think the famous, rich, successful people are carrying so much emotional pain around with them, just like the rest of the world. We think that have it ‘all’, but they struggle. Until the stigma of mental illness is dropped and people tell the truth about how they feel comes to light, tragedies like Taylor Hawkins will continue to happen. Thanks for shining your light on such an exceptional and talented human being, Lisa. Cheers!

  2. I never listened to Foo Fighters because it is not my kind of music. Somehow, the penetration of drugs in the celebrity circle even here is too high. We only come to know about a handful of these. I’m surprised to know of you neck and shoulder pain. What happened? Hope you recover completely soon, Lisa. Take care.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Arv. You are so right about the drugs in celebrity circles. Too easily obtained I think. As for my neck pain. I was running on the treadmill and somehow pinched a nerve in my neck that created some back, shoulder, and arm pain. It was a doozy, but I’ve been going to the chiropractor and it is much better. 🙂

  3. It’s wonderful that your neck pain is (mostly) gone now!

    And, yeah, that was very sad news about Taylor. May he Rest In Peace.

    Along with the lifestyle changes you mentioned, I wonder what his emotional support system was like.

    I’m saying this as someone who has struggled with depression off and on for many years. I am not anti-medication by any means, but I’ve noticed a big difference in how I feel when I’m surrounded by loving, supportive, and kind people versus folks who are anything but those things.

    1. I hope he had a good support system. Being a member of a band and all, I’m sure there are some big egos to deal with. I know he was close with his family though. It’s just so sad. What a tremendous loss to the musical community. Thanks for stopping by, Lydia.

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