- Dec 8, 2008
We are all talking about booze.................and mental health and obesity. Some people drink and it messes them up, some people drive and get themselves killed. I don't think we should ban drink or cars. The ironic tragedy is that some of the brightest people out there are the ones that hurt themselves the most with drink and drugs. White western rock stars abused drink and drugs throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s and since they cleaned up their act the quality of music has been shíte. Some people aren't designed to be in bed by 10pm every night and taking everything in moderation, those people are often the ones with the most colourful lives. Sean Hughes often hinted that he didn't want a long live, I hope that he got to live the life he wanted:if true, its another reason we all need to talk about booze. Sean had a beautiful mind, tragically snatched away from us before his time.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/sean-hughes-dead-late-comedian-11350209In a 2014 interview with the Irish Times, the funnyman described how his life of "extreme" hedonism had taken its toll on his body - and how he would hate to grow too old.
"The dream is that, one day, people will live forever," he told the publication.
"Well, I don't want to live forever. I can think of nothing worse. I'm aiming for 75 to 80. I don't want to be in a nursing home aged 120, and the nurse coming over and saying: 'Are you enjoying your 120th birthday, Mr Hughes? Blink if you are'.
"How many blinks for 'turn off this machine'? And who is Mr Hughes?"