Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge says her “heart is broken” after her 21-year-old son died following a battle with drug addiction.
“Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families who have lost loved ones to opioid addiction,” she said in a statement on Wednesday.
“My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today. He will be missed by those who loved him, his family and friends.
“My heart is broken. I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I feel their love and sincere grief.
“We struggle with what else we could have done to save him, and in the end we know he is out of the pain now.”
“I will sing again, soon. It has always healed me.”
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) May 14, 2020