Singer Rufus Wainwright: “Alcohol speaks directly to the ego” – Society

Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright was addicted for years. A conversation about family predispositions, the longing to lose yourself – and the art of stopping for good.

Interviewed by

Johanna Adorjan

Despite the solemn gray beard he currently sports, Rufus Wainwright still has something boyish about him. He receives us in stocking socks in the Berlin apartment that he and his German husband moved into some time ago. The main residence of the two is Los Angeles. Wainwright is in Europe for a few concerts right now.

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