Lulu’s shock over David Bowie death
Lulu is still in shock over the deaths of David Bowie and George Michael.
The 68-year-old singer’s former fling Bowie passed away in January 2016 after a secret battle with cancer, while George, 53, died suddenly at his home in Oxfordshire over Christmas and Lulu admitted she is still coming to terms with both.
She told the Daily Mail’s Weekend magazine: "It’s so shocking when people like Bowie just die like that. George Michael just died like that – no warning. I mean someone like Leonard Cohen, we knew he was going to die, but even so…"
Lulu has fond memories of her fling with David, 69, in the 1970s, and believes their brief relationship helped her confidence.
She said: "Oh it was flattering. A thousand million times. I was not cool and he was cool, so I was unbelievably flattered. He was the cool dude, and I was just not. Did it change my life and I then became something else? I think it influenced my life. But then I married John Frieda. I didn’t stick around with David Bowie."
However, she knew the relationship would not last.
She explained: "Was I looking to marry David Bowie to have children with him? No. That never even entered the frame."
And Lulu also admitted to a crush on another well-known man, former US President Barack Obama.
She said: "I want to meet him. It’s not that I want to take him away from his wife. I just think he’s fabulous. I’ve always had a crush on him. He’s just an amazing person. I like the way he thinks. He’s unreal."