Jennifer Hudson Admits She Considered Ending Her Singing Career


Jennifer Hudson Admits She Considered Ending Her Singing Career


The 'I Still Love You' hitmaker reveals she once wanted to quit singing following the tragic massacre of her mother, brother and nephew back in 2008.
Jennifer Hudson admits she once considered ending her singing career after her tragic family loss. Back in October 2008, the 35-year-old singer/actress was left devastated when her former brother-in-law, William Balfour, killed her mother Darnell Donnerson, brother Jason and her 7-year-old nephew Julian King.

"There was a time when I thought I didn't want to sing any more. I didn't want to do it. But there's something in me that won't let me stop," Hudson told the Daily Mirror. "There would be no point in faith if it wasn't tested. My mother always told me no matter how negative your life seems to be, you must always look for a positive."

"In many ways the trial was the most dreadful part of it all. But again I know my mother would not have wanted us to miss a beat, so we were there every day," the "I Still Love You" hitmaker added, before talking about her childhood and how singing was very much part of her life when she was young.

"Apparently we were poor, but we didn't know it. We always had everything we wanted," so the Oscar-winning actress said. "My mother always wanted us to see the world; she said it's more than just the box you live in. All my family had huge personalities and we had a sense of who we are. Why would I want to be anyone else?"

"My mum tells this story of when I was a baby in church," the mother of one shared. "They were teaching the choir a note, and they couldn't hit it. I was just eight months old, but I hit the note. I used to beg for a solo, and then when they gave it to me, I would be too afraid to sing. I didn't start singing with my eyes open until I was 19 years old."


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