Bob Geldof speaks about the pain of losing his daughter Peaches in heart-breaking interview

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Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof has spoken about the ‘bottomless grief’ he feels following the death of his 25-year-old daughter Peaches.

Peaches, who was a TV personality in her own right, passed away following a heroin overdose in 2014.

Geldof spoke about her death and his ‘unbearable’ grief during a heart-breaking interview with Tommy Tiernan.

Bob Geldof

The former Boomtown Rats star said that the pain of losing a child never heals.

He told Tiernan: “Last week I went to the funeral of my mate’s son, and he didn’t want me to come for fear that I’d relive it but I had to be there for him because it is unbearable.

“Time doesn’t heal, time accommodates, it’s ever present.”

Geldof said that the pain can strike at any time and that being famous adds an extra element to his trauma.

He can never be sure that footage of him in a moment of grief won’t be filmed by a passer-by and posted on social media.

He said: “You’re driving along and you’re at the traffic lights and for no reason whatsoever the person in question inhabits you.

“And I’ll cry and then I’ll look around to make sure the people around don’t see me or are posting a photo or whatever – but that happens and that happens to everyone.

“You just do it, you cry to the maximum and then you go, the grief is bottomless and intimate. I didn’t understand why I lost everything I thought to be true.

“It’s all extremely public, but that’s the nature of my life and job.”

Take a look at Geldof’s interview with Tiernan below.

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