Bob Geldof hates being in his own company following the death of his daughter Peaches in April because it gives him time to think about the tragedy.
Bob Geldof hates being alone following the death of his daughter Peaches earlier this year.
The Boomtown Rats frontman was left devastated in April when the 25-year-old star died from a heroin overdose and he now can't stand being in his own company because it gives him time to think about it.
Speaking to the Guardian newspaper, he said: ''It comes and goes, plane rides don't help, because you're on your own. I travel with my mate, who's my agent, and we play Scrabble, but in between choosing the words, you're left there, with it.
''So usually I try to write or read. Anything. But even then, it will assail you. And it is an assault.''
Peaches' mother Paula Yates - Bob's first wife - died in similar circumstances in 2000 but the singer can't understand why his ''beautiful'' daughter, who left behind her husband Thomas Cohen and their two sons Astala, two, and 17-month-old Phaedra, made such an ''impact'' on the world when she tragically passed away.
He explained: ''Peaches had such an impact, you know. I didn't really understand why... I could understand with Paula, because she'd been a figure on television, and was very different from what was expected of a girl at that time. And didn't give a toss, and was very bright and beautiful.
''Peaches was super-bright, too. Maybe over-bright, and could wind people up the wrong way... I dunno. I got a letter from a New York cab driver who, when he heard the news, had to pull over and go and have a beer to steady himself. You think, 'Why is that?' The people, from 14 up to 28, if you read their letters - there's genuine sorrow. The impact she had on them. The impact of her tiny little life.''
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.