Melissa Etheridge to Perform First Concert Following the Loss of Her Son

The livestream concert takes place June 20
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By RADIO.COM

Melissa Etheridge will be making her first public performance since the loss of her 21-year-old son Beckett back in May.

Etheridge released a video announcing the livestream performance taking place Saturday, June 20 at 6PM ET. “First off I just want to thank you so much for your love that you’ve been sending, all the love and light, all your beautiful thoughts and well wishes. It means a lot to me,” she said.

“I’m here to announce I’m gonna make some music again,” she said.  "I'm gonna start making music because that heals me and I have missed you all so very much. Making music is a big part of me.”

The livestream will also mark the debut of a brand new studio Etheridge built with her wife Linda Wallem. “We are ready to show it to you. We’ve learned a lot (laughs). I know a lot now about livestreaming and music.”

While more details are still to come, she did promise to give weekly livestream performance to her fans moving forward.

Etheridge is also using the opportunity to raise money to fight opioid addiction.

Just a few weeks ago, Etheridge’s son passed away at the age of 21 due to opioid addiction.

"Today I joined the hundreds of thousands of families that have lost loved ones to opioid addiction," Etheridge tweeted. "My son Beckett, who was just 21, struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today."

"My heart is broken. I am grateful for those who have reached out with condolences and I feel their love and sincere grief," she added. "We struggle with what else we could have done to save him, and in the end we know he is out of pain."

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