ella Posted April 28, 2007 Share Posted April 28, 2007 Ok, so first of all sorry if there are already similar threads to this one, but I thought this topic is far too thought-provoking to ignore it. Yes, it's about Mika's childhood. In all his interviews and concerts he seems to me so happy, funny, entertaining and energetic, I almost couldn't believe when I read about his background for the first. Ok, I suppose everyone who dares to consider himself/herself as a real Mika- addict or fan has already heard the "45 quid for an Orbit chewing gum ad" story, and that his father was kept in hostage in Kuwait for 7 months when Mika was an 8 or 9 years old little boy. Not to mention his moving to London, when he became so depressed and confused that he had to be taken out of school for a time since he "forgot" how to read and write and talk. But last night I saw another interview with him on youtube, and it was something new for me. Some of you has probably seen it, but it made me so sad and feeling sorry for him . He was asked if he remembers anything about the war in Libanon. He said he doesn't remember anything exactly because he was very small (1 year old) when his family was evacuated, but as a child he had some kind of strange habits and fears. For example he was terribly afraid of big, loud noises, and this is why he refused to travel by the undegrgound for a long time, because he just couldn't stand to hear the sound of it. The strange thing about the interview is that he told these stories smiling. I mean just imagine that you simply read a story like that, and don't know the storyteller himself. How would you imagine him? With a background like that, I bet I would think it's someone pityful and bitter, such a tortured soul. And no! (Or he's incredibly gifted in acting as well, but I hope it's not acting, and that childish, silly boy is really as happy as he seems to be.) So I just wanted to say how much I appreciate his energy and strenght that he could move on. But don't let it be such a sad thread, and don't let me pull everyone down! Please share your opinions and thoughts, and any story you know that is in connection with this topic! Link to the mentioned interview: Thanks to Droopsy for refinding it for us! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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