While talking with John Benjamin during the My Favorite Song segment on SiriusXM's Radio Andy last week, Liam Neeson revealed that his late wife, actress Natasha Richardson, took singing lessons so she could serenade him at their wedding. His story explained why Van Morrison's 1970 ballad "Crazy Love" held special meaning to him.
"Behind my back Natasha had been taking singing lessons to sing it to me," said the actor, recalling their 1994 nuptials.
"After the ceremony we were all going out to start the night's festivities and she grabbed the microphone and she sang me this (Van Morrison's Crazy Love).
"She had learned it and I was like 'Wow!'"
Richardson passed away at age 45 after a skiing accident in 2009. The couple had two sons together, Micheál and Daniel.
Neeson opened up about his wife’s passing in 2014 during an appearance on 60 Minutes.
"I spoke to her and she said, 'Oh darling. I've taken a tumble in the snow'. That's how she described it," he said.
Neeson flew to be with her in Montreal, but her condition worsened. The doctors informed him that wife was now brain dead and on life support. According to the Irish Independent, the couple previously had agreed that if either of them went into a vegetative state, the other would take them off of the machines.
"I went in to her and told her I loved her," he said. "Said, 'Sweetie, you're not coming back from this. You've banged your head. It's – I don't know if you can hear me, but that's – this is what's gone down. And we're bringing ya back to New York. All your family and friends will come'."