Jane McDonald taking break from spotlight at end of tour after death of fiancé

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Jane McDonald is taking a break from the spotlight at the end of her current tour after the death of her fiancé credit:Bang Showbiz
Jane McDonald is taking a break from the spotlight at the end of her current tour after the death of her fiancé credit:Bang Showbiz

Jane McDonald is taking a break from the spotlight at the end of her current tour after the death of her fiancé.

The singer, 59, made the announcement following the passing of musician Ed Rothe, 67, who died in 2021 following a lung cancer diagnosis.

Jane told her fellow Loose Women presenter Kaye Adams, 59, on her podcast ‘How to be 60’: “I’m a lot better than when I was on Loose Women. I can talk about him now and just feel great that I had that amazing time with him.

“And it’s funny, we should talk about retiring because he retired at 59. And said, I promise you when you get to this age, you’ll see a difference. And I have. So we had lots of plans.

“And I think that's part of grief as well is that you go through the normal grief and the terrible, terrible time and then you grieve the life that you thought you were going to have.

“So when he died, he took our future. So I think that is, I’ve got to have a different life now. And that’s taken a bit of adjusting to, but I’ll get there. Because that's what do, we get there.

“It’s a shock when your partner becomes ill. And it’s just a shock to your system completely. And I think it’s made me realise actually, how many summers have we got left. And I want to do so much.

“I want to go on holiday, instead of filming one. I want to you know, I want to write, I want to be creative. I want to have time in my lovely home.

“You know, and I want to be here for my family. You know, my, my niece is just about to have a baby. And we’re all very excited about that.

“And I want to be around, I want to be around for them all just for a while to like sort myself out and then stop working as much as I do. Because I work constantly.”

Jane also said about her plans to take a two-year break from touring: “I’m not touring next year or the year after. So you’ve got an exclusive there because they only think I’m only doing one year, but I’m now doing two. Because I want to have a bit of downtime, I’ll still be doing all the TV shows. And that’s great. You know, I love that.

“But the touring I found now is harder than it used to be. And, and I'm thinking well, why? Why are you doing it, just have a bit of a break and see how you feel.”