Benjamin Kheng reminisces his reminiscence along with his mom who died when he was simply 12

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Benjamin Kheng, a 32-year-old Singaporean musician, actor, presenter, author, and former nationwide swimmer, shared about his busy life as a person centered on his profession. He additionally expressed how he is ready to divulge heart’s contents to others, particularly after being married to Naomi Yeo, a Singaporean bilingual actress and host. 

In an episode of R U Okay? with Jean Danker, Benjamin additionally expressed his grief when he misplaced his mom to breast most cancers when he was simply 12 years previous. For him, his mom was his largest power in his life again then. “I had a extremely wholesome household dynamic and I used to be very grateful for that,” he stated. 

Dropping his mother at a younger age taught him not simply the sensation of separation nervousness, however most particularly the idea of grief and unhappiness. “It’s the worst, it’s terrible,” stated Benjamin.


Benjamin admitted that his dad and mom would speak about love, and so they have been actually empathetic in life. His mother was a stay-at-home mum or dad who grew to become deeply concerned in his life, in addition to his sister’s, Narelle Kheng.

This unlucky expertise of his mother’s demise is one thing that the 32-year-old singer nonetheless learns to deal with right this moment. “You suppose that over time you’ll get higher and higher… However then as you develop, you discover extra methods to reside with it, sit with it like a buddy, after which speak about it,” he says in relation to how he continuously copes along with his state of affairs. 

It has been 20 years, but Benjamin nonetheless remembers the dreadful day of his mother’s passing in each element attainable. He vividly remembers how he noticed his mother struggling to breathe after he got here residence from faculty. He felt upset and realized that in these moments, he would lose his mother…

When he heard from his dad that their mother could be leaving them that day, he admitted that he first considered what his lecturers and mates in class would say after they discovered that he was a child with no mother. Little Benjamin was afraid to be the speak of the city throughout faculty assemblies. 

It was solely later that he realized it was a horrible factor to consider at the moment. 

This episode of R U Okay? is out there on YouTube or meWATCH. Audio-podcast variations are additionally on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and meLISTEN.


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