Andrea Bocelli Commemorates His Beloved Late Father: “To See You Smile Again… I Would Give Away Half Of My Life”
February 11, 2019 15:24 By Mambee
Andrea Bocelli is a person of exceptional talent, but complicated fate. Once, the singer confessed he would give away half of his life just to see one very special for him person again – his beloved father.
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One big and happy family
Nowadays, the name of Andrea Bocelli is associated with an icon of the music industry. The Italian tenor won fans’ hearts all over the world due to his incredible vocal skills. But what do we actually know about the life of Andrea? Is it as rainbow as we may think?
Andrea grew up on a family farm in Tuscany with his parents and younger brother. In early childhood, the boy lost his sight following a tragic incident while playing football. But his disability couldn’t become an obstacle for the future great singer.
Andrea studied law at the University of Pisa and even worked for one year as a lawyer. But his passion for music made Bocelli change his life drastically. He told his parents about his desire to become a singer, and they supported their son in following his dream.
Just to see him again
For Andrea Bocelli, his family was and will always be his major priority. That is why it was so heartbreaking for the singer to overcome his father’s demise. Alessandro Bocelli passed away in April 2000.
This loss still hurts for Andrea. In an emotional tribute to commemorate his beloved father, the singer confessed he would do everything just to see his dad one more time.
Bocelli shared a sweet throwback video with his father alongside a powerful message:
To see you smile again, even just for a moment, I would give away half of my life.
We could hardly hold back tears reading these words.
Relationships with his mother
In one of his interviews, Bocelli opened up about his mother who chose not to abort him despite doctors suggested her doing it.
The matter is that his mother, Edi, had a complicated pregnancy. When all the treatments failed, she was suggested to abort the child. Fortunately, Edi and her husband didn’t listen to the doctors and decided to keep the baby.
Andrea often says how thankful he is to his brave mother for his life and beyond. It was she who taught him to be courageous and never give up hope.
The power of love can make real miracles. The life story of eminent Andrea Bocelli is vivid proof.