Lea Michele Reveals That Stevie Nicks Helped Her Through Cory Monteith's Death
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.12.2013
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In an interview with MTV, Lea Michele revealed that Stevie Nicks helped her out when she was grieving over the loss of Cory Monteith earlier this year. Here are highlights:
On getting help from Nicks: "I had so many amazing people reach out to me, there for me through all of this. And I had the pleasure of having Miss Stevie Nicks call me when Cory passed away and she was so wonderful. She sent me the most beautiful letter, as well a necklace that was hers and a book, a beautiful book of pictures. She's so insightful, she's so incredible. She wrote to me in this letter, that I will find strength through my music. And at the time, it was very early in everything and it was sort of hard to grasp on to the fact that anything could help [me cope with Monteith's death]. But she was right. [Music] is and it has and it will continue to be my source of strength in all of this."
On how her album changed after Monteith's death: "I just really wanted something to give to my fans. I wanted to just give them something fun. At the time, when I started making the record, I was in a wonderful place in my life. I had been living in L.A. for a while, 'Glee' was great and I had a wonderful boyfriend. I just wanted a fun record that people could kind of dance around in their room to and play for the summer. And then as it sort of progressed I realized that A., I'm a very emotional singer and B., I've always been very open with my fans. I'm a very open person. And it just so happens that these songs came [like 'Cannonball' and 'If You Say So'] that I connected to and I started writing stuff that was super personal to me .Eventually, I started feeling like I didn't feel comfortable singing a song that didn't mean something to me."
On how she is coping: "It has been, by far, in all honestly, the worst year of my life and I'm thankful that this [song 'Cannonball'] is out now to create some light and positivity and joy at the end of the year. I think that somehow through all of that, this [song] came out and it is an incredible representation of who I am, what I feel and how I'd like to come out of the gate as an artist. And I don't know how that happened in the midst of everything that went down, but it did."