That support made Legend feel “a real sense of community” when he needed it the most.
“You know, Chrissy always is more sharing than I am. I'm a bit more private,” he said on CBS This Morning. “But what I've learned through that process is, first of all, how often this happens to so many other families around the world. We felt a real sense of community by sharing it with other people.”
“They felt seen by us, we felt seen by them,” the singer continued. “And I think it helps everyone deal with their grief when they know there are other people out there feeling it too.”
At first, Legend wasn’t sure if he wanted to post about his son’s death on social media, but he said he was “so glad” that he did because it was the “right” thing to do.
“I am so glad Chrissy's instinct was to share this,” he said. “I think it helps us get through it, and I think it helped other families going through the same thing get through it.”
“People feel such shame and they feel lonely,” Legend added. “And I think we helped people feel less lonely.”
If you want to see the rest of Legend’s interview, then you can watch it below: