Melissa Etheridge Says She Couldn't "Save" or "Give Up My Life" for Late Son Beckett


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Melissa Etheridge opened up to Rolling Stone this week about losing 21-year-old son Beckett to an opioid overdose earlier this year. "As the mother of someone who was addicted to opioids, it's a struggle. You want to help your child. You want to make them all better," the 59-year-old mom of four said Thursday in a video interview. "I needed to really sit down with myself and say, 'I can't save him. I can't give up my life and go try to live his life for him.' And I had to come up against the possibility that he might die. But I had to be able to go on living." She added, "Of course, it's nothing a parent ever wants. But as a human being, I just needed to be at peace with a troubled son who did the best he could, who believed what he believed and then his life ended way, way too soon."