Rock legend Angry Anderson has broken down over the violent death of his son – six months after he was allegedly killed by a former friend.
The Rose Tattoo frontman opened up in his first TV interview since the tragedy, revealing the effect 26-year-old Liam’s death had on his life.
“I know that I can’t use anger to express myself,” he told Channel 7’s Interview.
“I am not angry. I am just profoundly sad. The bad days are awful. Sometimes I just don’t leave the house. Nothing can describe those first terrible days.”
Angry’s emotional admission came almost six months after Liam was allegedly bashed to death by his former friend just before dawn on a road in Sydney’s north last November.
Now, Liam’s devoted father and sister Roxanne have paid tribute to his memory, telling the program’s host Andrew Denton he ‘always saw the best in everything’.
Angry also gave insight into his family’s attempts to recover from grief, revealing he still
‘can’t think about’ his son’s violent last moments.
“But one thing I did say … in the press, just to right some wrong things that were being printed, was that the way he was raised is what got him into that situation,” he told the program.
“He was looking after somebody. And so do I regret that? How could I possibly regret that? He was the man I wanted him to be.”
After first requesting privacy in the wake of Liam’s death, Angry expressed appreciation for the support offered by fans, and in December called the tragedy the ‘darkest hour so far in our lives.’
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