Sylvester Stallone has been through more tragedy in the past few months than any person should have to do endure. First, he lost his 36-year-old son Sage, and shortly after, he lost his sister. It hasn’t been easy but the actor has found a healthy way to process his grief.
Stallone told Britain’s HELLO! magazine, “The paintings I’m doing right now aren’t too cheerful, but there’s something amazing about the process because what will come out of the canvas is so profound. It’s very therapeutic I tell you.”
That doesn’t mean he denies himself moments of weakness. “I fall to pieces from time to time. You just do. It’s a cycle you just have to deal with, like a virus that keeps coming back. You go through this time of thinking, ‘It’s really horrible,’ then you come out the other end and realise there’s not much you can do about it and you can forgive yourself. Then you go through another cycle where you don’t forgive yourself. It’s just an ongoing thing and I don’t think it ever goes away.”