JB. Was your cancer the reason why you do not want to have children of your own?
A. It’s quite late in life, apart from the illnesses, and my husband has two wonderful boys, five and twelve years old. We started in our forties, my husband and I – and we have a long life with them and many, many years of growing and travelling and experiencing. I think to bring a new child into that would probably be difficult. I love my husband and he loves me and it would be selfish to have a kid together. We both enjoy work and we both realised that we both have to work to pay for our boys, because that is part of the situation.
JB. You have been in Germany and coached the young people of DSDS which is like American Idol. Was it fun?
A. Loved it! It was one of those shows I didn’t expect how they are and it was hours that I was there.
JB. Who was your favourite?
A. You can’t imagine the poor kids, there were so many. I only remember there was a good singing girl – really good singing – and a couple of good singing guys. I hope that what I brought to the show was helpful.
JB. On your next tour, you’ve announced concerts for many European countries such as the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands – but nothing about Spain. Are you not coming to Spain?
A. My tour starts in these countries and they are announced because tickets for them are already on sale. I start my tour now and don’t know when it will end, but for sure I will give concerts in Spain, too.
JB. Have you ever been to Ibiza?
A. No, I haven’t. And my husband has and everybody I know has and it must be awesome.
JB. It is the centre of music…
A. (Wistfully): Yes, I know.
JB. …especially of house music. Do you like House?
A. (Enthusiastically): Love it! Every song I have is a remix. Come on, I make a remix (imitating the sound): utz utz utz utz – I love it!
JB. So when you are on tour in Spain, do you promise to visit us in Ibiza?
A. Yes, I do. That will be awesome.
Interview with Anastacia (A) conducted by Jürgen Bushe (JB)