After a collapse and hospitalization
Ralph Siegel is back in the studio
One day before New Year’s Eve, Ralph Siegel collapsed twice. Several days in the hospital followed for the hit producer, who was suffering from cancer for the third time. He wants to resume the daily program as early as Wednesday.
Hit producer Ralph Siegel fell the day before New Year’s Eve and had to go to the hospital – he wants to get back to work in the office today.
Big shock in Ralph Siegel’s (77) new house in Harlaching, a posh district of Munich: One day before the big New Year’s Eve bash, which he wanted to celebrate with his wife Laura (38) and friends, the famous producer collapsed – several followed days in the hospital. Now the composer of hits like “Moscow”, “A little peace” or “Johnny Blue” announces: It’s okay! He is confident about “Bild”: “From Wednesday I will be back in the studio. It has to go on properly. And without a task, people collapse, mentally as well.”
Siegel collapsed on December 30 because he had taken a drug cocktail consisting of cortisone and morphine on his own. The producer reported that the pain he was in because of a herniated disc was unbearable. “I didn’t think about it and took the ration for the whole day at noon, afraid I might forget it in the evening. So it was all my fault. That blew me away.” The first time he fell on a pipe, the second time he fell on a sofa – and he knocked over a glass. In addition, Siegel is suffering from prostate cancer for the third time. It won’t be clear until March whether his current therapy has worked.
“Until God takes me”
So Siegel starts the new year full of energy – and jokingly adds to the “Bild”: “I’ll keep working until the good Lord takes me.” He doesn’t play the piano quite as well as some pianists who are already up there. That’s why the good Lord lets me down there for a little longer.” His wife also gave him strength, the couple had married in 2018: “She is my angel on earth, we support each other.” Incidentally, the German does not want to downsize prematurely either, because he bears responsibility for his company – he employs nine people, plus young artists. Music, according to Siegel, has been his life for 50 years – and it should stay that way for a while. (read)