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Sharleen Spiteri: ‘I love getting old – I love the freedom it allows you’ | Sharleen Spiteri

Sharleen Spiteri: ‘I love getting old – I love the freedom it allows you’ | Sharleen Spiteri

Born in Scotland, Sharleen Spiteri, 56, worked as a hairdresser before forming Texas with Johnny McElhone aged 17. They went on to have hits I Don’t Want a Lover, Say What You Want and Inner Smile. Last year they released The Very Best of 1989-2023 and played Glastonbury. This March, Texas released The Muscle Shoals Sessions with Spooner Oldham, and in September there will be a UK arena tour. Spiteri has a daughter and is married to the chef Bryn Williams. She lives in London and Wales. What is your greatest fear?When I was little, a couple of rapes took place in Glasgow. I remember my mum saying to walk in the middle of the pavement, and to this day I am very conscious of where I am. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?I’m impatient. What is the trait you most deplore in others?Schemes. I hate schemers. What was your most embarrassing moment?Going on stage and saying, “Good evening Lyon!” I was in Marseille. What is your most treasured possession?A little three-legged stool that belonged to my …

Texas frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri says menopause made her ‘literally want to kill somebody’

Texas frontwoman Sharleen Spiteri says menopause made her ‘literally want to kill somebody’

Sign up to our free Living Well email for advice on living a happier, healthier and longer life Live your life healthier and happier with our free weekly Living Well newsletter Sharleen Spiteri has spoken out about her experience with menopause, recalling that the hormonal change made her forget song lyrics and “literally want to kill somebody” at times. In a new interview, the Texas frontwoman, 56, shared some insight into her experience with the transitional life stage after a person’s menstrual cycle ends, which can involve symptoms such as hot flashes, chills, and night sweats. After noting that the last time she’d spoken to journalist Nina Myskow in 2017, just shy of her 50th birthday, Spiteri said that her menopause started shortly after their interaction. “Thank God I’m not in that place where I literally want to kill somebody, which I was,” she said in the Times profile. Spiteri then noted some of the symptoms of menopause that were having a significant effect on several areas of her life, including her career and personal …