Luke Goss says being honest about mistakes is liberating

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 December 2020
Luke Goss

Luke Goss

According to Luke Goss, looking "fearlessly" at his mistakes has been liberating

Luke Goss thinks looking "fearlessly" at his mistakes has been liberating.

The 52-year-old star – who found fame in the 80s alongside his brother Matt Goss in the band Bros – has admitted that being honest with himself has helped him to find peace of mind.

Luke – who married film producer Shirley Lewis in 1994 – shared: "Looking fearlessly at your mistakes, flaws and weaknesses is a great way to relinquish their control of you. Solitude gives me space to paint, record and write.

"Going through a divorce after 32 years of marriage, it provided me space to contemplate the future, and to really made me question who I am. What do I want from the future? Who is it that I really am? I’ve been asking myself the same bloody things since I was six."

The London-born star has lived in Los Angeles for more than a decade – but he still misses home.

He told the Guardian newspaper: "I miss the UK deeply; walking down a London street and listening to my city alive. I miss being greeted by strangers with waves and hellos. For a time I didn’t feel that way. Now it feels like a privilege."

Despite this, the chart-topping star admitted to having mixed memories of his childhood.

He said: "The working-class life of my childhood was loving and tumultuous – us south Londoners know what community means.

"At home, though, there was acrimony, divorce and discordant energy. Traversing through that as a kid was hard work."

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