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Missy Higgins says motherhood made her think of death

She’s the lauded Australian singer-songwriter who is also a doting mum to son Samuel, two.

And Missy Higgins has revealed that she became ‘fixated with death’ after becoming a mother in 2015.

Speaking to Spectrum, the Scar singer explained that she had developed a heightened awareness of ‘macabre things’ since Samuel was born.

Macabre: Missy Higgins has revealed that she became ‘fixated with death’ after welcoming son Samuel into the world in 2015

‘I’ve become quite aware of death in a weird way since having a child,’ she said. ‘I tend to get fixated on things I became quite fixated on the apocalypse and death and all these macabre things.’

Missy added that motherhood had made her fearful of the world she was bringing her son into.

‘I think whenever you give birth to the next generation your mortality becomes apparent all of a sudden,’ she told the publication.

Different outlook: 'I've become quite aware of death in a weird way since having a child,' she told Spectrum 

Different outlook: ‘I’ve become quite aware of death in a weird way since having a child,’ she told Spectrum 

‘I’m afraid of leaving him to the world and I am afraid of the world I am leaving him in, too. Then again, I’ve always been prone to over-thinking.’

With four studio albums under her belt, three of which hitting number one, Missy is getting set to add another feather to her professional cap – musical theatre star.

She is set to make her stage debut at the Sydney Opera House in an Australian-written and composed production, Miracle City. 

Fearful: 'I'm afraid of leaving him to the world and I am afraid of the world I am leaving him in, too. Then again, I've always been prone to over-thinking.' Pictured is Missy's husband Dan Lee and son Samuel

Fearful: ‘I’m afraid of leaving him to the world and I am afraid of the world I am leaving him in, too. Then again, I’ve always been prone to over-thinking.’ Pictured is Missy’s husband Dan Lee and son Samuel

Missy will star  alongside Gus Murray, whose credits include The Great Gatsby and Packed to the Rafters, as well as Kellie Rode, Josie Lane and Anthony Phelan.

Taking to Instagram recently to announce her casting in the gospel-inspired production, Missy said that musical theatre had been on her bucket-list for some time.

‘I’ve loved musical theatre ever since I was a kid and have dreamt about being in a professional production for ages,’ she said. 

New role: With four studio albums under her belt, three of which hitting number one, Missy is getting set to add another feather to her professional cap - musical theatre star

New role: With four studio albums under her belt, three of which hitting number one, Missy is getting set to add another feather to her professional cap – musical theatre star

 

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