Eddie Levert: “I Still Wonder, Was It Something I Did?”
…take a break. He credits his wife for keeping him grounded. “Her stability helped me get through all of that. She’s been a rock for me, a real live crutch I can lean on. She helps keep me focused. She says that I still have a purpose here, that I still have things that I have to do.” Also, Eddie supported himself by thinking positively. “I lost two sons. It’s not trivial. But compared to somebody who lost their whole family – do you understand? – I was left with something.”
When asked about Eddie Levert, Stevie Wonder said, “His tenacity is really important. He has made a choice, through all of everything, to live and do the very best that he can do. You can wallow in your pain, or you can celebrate the blessings that you’ve received. He’s one who chooses to do the latter.”
Eddie’s latest solo album, “I Still Have It” was released in 2012. Today, as a 73-year-old man, Eddie is still singing both solo shows and with the O’Jays.
Eddie has some advice for parents: “Spend time with those kids.” At the end of the day, if something happens to them, you’re going to hurt. But you won’t have regret.”