Today, many popular figures have had some ‘hard time’ in their lives, which they choose to either keep or divulge to the public. These problems made some take a break from their professional pursuits while others dealt with them and remained active simultaneously.
Harry Connick Jr. is one of the industry entertainers with a successful career of over three decades. He has crossed numerous milestones that can be listed in paragraphs.
However, there have been sorrowful times in the star’s life in which he had to endure much difficulty. Recently, he shared a moment in an interview.
While disclosing his ordeal, he noted that it was the hardest thing he had ever been through since he was born. He also spoke about how the moment affected his life forever.
Want to know what happened to Connick Jr? Keep scrolling to find out.
Connick Jr.’s Saddest Moment
In the same interview with Guideposts, Connick Jr. revealed that his mother died from ovarian cancer when he was still a teenager. According to him, it was a hard experience.
He disclosed that it affected him to the extent that he couldn’t talk about it for several years. As he grew older, he got over the loss, but the thoughts kept flashing through his mind.
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Now, he can talk about the moments he shared with her and the love they had for each other. His father and other family members assisted in bracing him up after the loss.
Connick Jr. stated his faith also helped him deal with the loss. After losing his mum, he chose his religion and made religious commitments that drew him closer to God.
The Singer/Pianist Lost Loved Ones To The Pandemic
Connick Jr. spoke about some close people he lost to coronavirus in 2020. He lost 14 people recently, of which ten were from complications due to the virus.
He lost Ellis Marsalis, a jazz musician, his uncle, and the priest who blessed his marriage.
The musician also shared what he learned from those horrible experiences. He said people needed to prepare for unforeseen circumstances, embrace them when they come, and pick their pieces to move on.
He also believes that time is a great healer, as it helps people overcome what overwhelms them.
Harry Connick Jr.’s Musical Career
Connick Jr. is an American singer, composer, actor, pianist, and TV host born on September 11, 1967, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
His discography is fused into jazz-funk, traditional pop, swing, blue-eyed soul, and jazz. He is also associated with Columbia records, Verve, to mention a few.
According to the ranking by RIAA, the 54-year-old musician is among America’s top 60 best-selling male artists. He also has numerous projects that charted in the top 20 US albums at some point after their release.
He dominated jazz music on charts more than any other US artist ever, having ten number-one jazz albums. He has loads of awards and accolades to his name, including multiple Emmy Awards and Grammy Awards.
His best-selling album is his 1993 Christmas album titled “When My Heart Finds Christmas,” while his highest-charting project is his 2004 album titled “Only You.” His recent album is titled “Alone With My Faith.” In an interview with Guideposts, he discussed the inspiration that led to the project’s production.
It was an album he made during the 2020 lockdown when he had the chance to reflect on his life, career, beliefs, and principles. He got the album title from the common theme that fused most tracks in the album.
He further explained the production process, speaking about how he would sit in front of his keyboard and record a song, then later play his guitar on the record.
His Personal Life
Connick Jr. married his wife, Jill Goodacre, on April 16, 1994, in a cathedral in New Orleans. He dedicated a song to her on his “Blue Light, Red Light” album.
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They have three daughters: Georgia (25 years old), Sarah Kate (24 years old), and Charlotte (19 years old).
Presently, the family lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, and New Orleans, Louisiana.