Bob Geldof: 'It's intolerable, but you get on with it'

Bob Geldof on ITV's Lorraine Credit: ITV's Lorraine

Sir Bob Geldof has been dealing with the "unimaginable" grief of losing his daughter Peaches Geldof through his music, the 62-year old artist told ITV's Lorraine today.

In his first television interview since the death of Peaches, Sir Bob spoke about his grief.

"Well, there’s not many options… it’s intolerable… it’s very hard as everybody must realise, especially if it happened to them too, and then what else do you do, you get on with it," he said.

He described how "getting on a stage and go mad" helps him deal with the grief.

"I’ve always done that and being on stage is entirely cathartic, it just clears your head," he said.

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Sir Bob also spoke about his grandsons Astala and Phaedra and how they will one day have to deal with the death of Peaches, saying their young age could make the process easier for them.

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"They are young enough, you know this terrible expression, to be able to build an emotion relationships away from the primary relationship with the mother," he said.

"My Mum died when I was six or seven, I have no memory of her but as you say, the world has moved on," the musician added.

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