Cher revealed that a man previously attempted to kill her as she was heading to a Broadway show in New York City in 1982.
The iconic singer, 74, spoke candidly about the terrifying ordeal with Guardian’s G2 magazine on Monday, saying fans had come to her rescue after being dragged down an alley by the person.
Discussing that she doesn’t like going out after her concerts anymore because “it’s not safe” because people are “rushing” her, she reflected, “I asked a man to kill me.
Shocking: Cher (pictured in October) revealed in an interview Monday that a man attempted to KILL her while she was starring in a Broadway play in 1982, but said fans came to her rescue
“I always got dropped off at the stage door when I was doing Come Back To the Five and Dime on Broadway. I thought he was going to shake my hand, and he grabbed my arm and put it behind my back.
“He started pushing me down the alley, and he said, ‘If you make a noise, I’ll kill you. Two fans, who later became friends, saw that something was wrong, and they started screaming and ran towards me, and he ran away.
Come Back To the Five and Dime was Cher’s first major role on stage, and she played the role of Sissy waitress for 52 performances at the Martin Beck Theater in 1982.
Incident: Cher was playing at the time in Come Back To the Five and Dime on Broadway (pictured) and said, “He started pushing me down the alley and he said, ‘If you make a sound, I’ll get you kill ”
Cher’s recent interview comes as the singer sets out on a mission to save Bua Noi, the last remaining gorilla in Thailand, who spent three decades above a Thai mall.
After recently leading a successful social media campaign to free “the world’s loneliest elephant” from a Pakistani zoo, the pop icon revealed she was already working to free another trapped animal alive in “abysmal conditions”.
In an appeal to “the good people of Bangkok”, she asked for the help of her fans to help her “stop the torture of innocent animals” at the Pata Zoo on Twitter.
The tiny rooftop zoo in the Thai capital “has been called ‘one of the saddest places in the world’ by animal rights group PETA Asia,” according to the Washington Post.
Animal activist: This comes as Cher has started a mission to save Bua Noi, the last remaining gorilla in Thailand, who spent three decades living above a Thai mall; seen in 2018
The Asian-based animal rights group believes that “Bua Noi was captured as a baby” and has been living in solitude for years after the death of her companion.
Last week Cher wrote a handwritten letter to Thailand’s Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, asking him to “find it in his heart” to free the gorilla, which receives no physical or mental stimulation.
As she advocated for Bua Noi, the artist also pleaded for the zoo’s other primates to be moved “to secure an animal sanctuary at no cost to the zoo owner or the Thai government,” according to the outlet.
Cher also suggested that “the gorilla be moved to a peaceful and natural environment in Congo” which would give him the opportunity to socialize with more gorillas.
Over the weekend, the Grammy-winning singer tweeted that Pata Pinklao department store and zoo owner Kanit Sermsirimongkol was a “money-hungry man.”
Last month, Cher met “the loneliest elephant in the world” at a zoo, before retiring to a Cambodian sanctuary.
Alone: After successfully running a social media campaign to free “the world’s loneliest elephant” from a Pakistani zoo, Cher is already working to free other imprisoned animals