Madonna Badger: 'I'm A Raw Nerve' — Details Excruciating Struggle After Daughters' Deaths

Wed, June 20, 2012 12:25pm EDT by 1 Comment
Madonna Badger Interview

A tearful Madonna shares her tremendous pain and day-to-day struggle after the Christmas Day tragedy that claimed the lives of her three daughters and parents. Watch a clip of her interview below.

New details have emerged from Madonna Badger‘s first-time interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer set to air on June 21.

The New York Post reports that Madonna has been a “raw nerve” since the horrific Christmas Day fire that engulfed her Stamford, Connecticut home that took the lives of nine-year-old Lily and seven-year-old twins Sarah and Grace, and her parents 71-year-old Lomer Johnson and 69-year-old Pauline Johnson.

“My doctors…told me that basically what had happened to me…is that you have these giant nerve endings that connect you and your children,” she said to Matt. “But when a tragedy like this happens, it’s as if a knife comes and just severs those nerves, and they’re gone.”

She continued: “I’m a raw nerve basically. Obviously after six months, you know, you hope to grow the slightest bit of skin over the nerve.”

When asked how she’s been coping, Madonna replied “I mean, there’s really no way…Every day, I have to go through that day. And then another day starts. So really, it’s just one day at a time.”

Watch a preview clip of the interview to air on 10 P.M June 21 on the Rock Center with Brian Williams:

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More Badger Family news:

  1. Madonna Badger Suing Stamford, Connecticut After Deadly Fire
  2. Madonna Badger Not Attending Matthew’s Charity In Memory Of Daughters
  3. Matthew Badger: Every Day Is A Constant Struggle & Reminder Of My Girls

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Jerry Tanner

Posted at 8:50 PM on December 6, 2012  

Dear Madonna, I can’t tell you how shocked I was last Christmas day to learn about your unutterable tragedy on Christmas morning. I wondered how much grief a human being can endure, esp. originating from such a promising and loving situation – Christmas with all your loved ones in a beautiful new house. Love, Jerry

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