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Larisa Dolina will not perform at New Year’s concerts this year. The singer decided to stop working during the holidays to relax and take care of her health. The artist worked for two years without vacations and almost no days off. In addition to performances and filming for a TV show, Dolina is busy teaching (she heads the pop-jazz singing department at the Moscow Institute of Culture) and building her own jazz club. As a result, by the end of the year, the artist feels squeezed like a lemon.
Larisa Aleksandrovna admitted that she had great problems with sleep. After concerts, the singer often cannot fall asleep, so she is forced to resort to sleeping pills.
“Sleep is very important to me, but it has problems. I cannot sleep as many hours as necessary for my voice and beauty,” Dolina said in an interview with Channel Five.
The artist tried in every possible way to get rid of insomnia: she hung the windows with thick dark curtains, drank vitamins, visited a masseur – nothing helped. Finally, she gave up and started taking medication.
“Suppose an important event has passed, you are in a state of fatigue and you think about what happened recently. You start to remember some moments, you absolutely cannot fall asleep, so you resort to sleeping pills, ”admitted the star.
The singer will go on vacation with her beloved granddaughter Alexandra.
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Another situation where sleeping pills help her is air travel. Due to her frequent tours, Larisa Alexandrovna spends many hours on the air. At the same time, the singer suffers from severe aerophobia. In this case, her medicine helps her fall asleep quickly and eliminate panic on board.
“I am very afraid of heights. For me, the second floor is already a New York skyscraper, says the singer. – I’m taking sleeping pills and trying to sleep. Long flights – somehow it is already familiar to me that one of them is sitting next to me. I take a person by the hand, or rather, I cling to it with my nails, especially during takeoffs and landings. And indeed, I am afraid that there is no need to be afraid. I am more afraid of turbulence than of landings and takeoffs.”
Dolina’s aerophobia began many years ago after her plane crash-landed. She now fears that the extreme situation on board could happen again.
“It already happened at the landing. A crow flew into our turbine and we slowed down very hard. In general, it was such a case. It appeared a long time ago, those are the years that I fly, I live with this fear for so long, ”Dolina said.
By the end of the year, the singer realized that she urgently needed a vacation, otherwise she would have a nervous breakdown. She therefore refused New Year’s performances and bought tickets to a hot country.
“I will not work this year. I will go somewhere with my family, ”said Larisa Alexandrovna.
Most likely, he will go on vacation in the company of his daughter Angelina and his beloved 11-year-old granddaughter, Alexandra.