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Alexander Rybak -Interview in the Ukranian magazine “Otdokhni” (Have some rest) June 2020

“The only hope for a normal life is giving up the pills”

Source: Online version of the paper issue of “OTDOKHNI” nr 27/2020 published 26.06.2020. Thanks to Yana Pryadka for informing about the interview and Anastasia Silakova for the English translation.

Some info: Alexander has made an Russian version of his song “Give Me rain”. The title in Russian is “Позади” (pronounced Pozadi, which means “Behind” in English. The music video of the Russian “Behind” you’ll find below.

Sasha, you’ve recently scared your fans with an honest confession: you had been addicted to sleeping pills and antidepressant medication for 11 years! Knowing you as an outstanding artist, it’s hard to believe…
Actually, my intention was not to scare my fans but to comfort them (smiling). Because many of them suspected that I had health issues. For the past years I’ve smiled less and less, I’ve moved slowly. I’m sure they are glad I’ve finally pulled myself together.

When did you realise that it’s time to kick your habit? Was there any turning point?

The thing is that for 4 years I’d been trying to figure out why I had bellyache every day, why I couldn’t think properly, enjoy life and even breathe! And when last year I realised that all those struggles came up in between the doses of Diazepam and sleeping pills, I figured my only way hope for a normal life was giving up the pills.

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Q & A on Instagram – Alexander Rybak – September 2019

Alexander Rybak with an Q&A
on Instagram.

Alexander’s post in social media 1.9.2019:
Questions & Answers🧚🏼‍♀️ Hey, how are you? The next few days I’m traveling a lot. Which means I will have some time for Instagram. 💪🏼 Send me your best questions in the comments section, and I promise to answer at least 33😃

And he kept his promise and answered a lot more than 33 questions. Many happy fans got their question answered, and we have collected them here for you. Hopefully we have managed to get them all. Enjoy:)
The ones who are not originally in English are translated and have a blue background.

I’m already looking forward to the new Zelda game. Will you play it too when you get home?Greetings from Hamburg Germany! 😊😬🎮
Hello Hamburg 🤪 I look forward to playing both Luigi and Zelda this year!

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