Just over a month after her husband’s death, Charo is thanking her fans for their support.
In a video posted to Instagram Wednesday, the Spanish singer and actress said her fans are helping her get through this “very very hard” time.
“I want to thank you with all my heart, for your help, your prayer, your support. That keep me going,” she said. “Thank you, thank you, thank you very much.”
She also said she’s been “meditating all this month” and decided to keep performing as a way to honor him.
“I want to let you know that my husband (supported) my music… because he (knew) that I’m happy when I’m performing,” she said. “And in his honor, I want to share with you, that I will continue for his legacy and for the love that I have for entertaining.”
In February, Charo spoke frankly about the death of her husband, Kjell Rasten, who took his own life. She urged fans to reach out to their own loved ones who may be in trouble.
“There are no words to describe what we are feeling now,” she said in the statement to USA TODAY sent by her representative, Gabriel Reyes.
Charo, whose real name is María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Baeza, called Rasten “an amazing man, a great husband and the best father I could imagine to our son” and said he dedicated his life to her and their son.
Charo noted that Rasten’s physical and mental health had declined in recent years due to bullous pemphigoid, an autoimmune disorder which causes chronic blistering of the skin, and the medications (including steroids) he was prescribed to treat it.
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