Dolly Parton Revealed the ‘Suicide’ Comment She Regretted: ‘You Need to Watch What You Say’

by Keeli Parkey
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Dolly Parton is many things. She is a beloved and respected singer and songwriter. She’s an actress. And, she is also known for her philanthropic projects such as her Imagination Library.

In addition to all of this – and much, much more – Dolly Parton is also a very wise woman. And, according to what she said during a March 2008 interview with The Boot, she has learned from her mistakes. The country music icon also shared words of advice she gained from one life experience in particular.

So, what happened?

Well during the interview, Dolly Parton was asked to talk about something she said on the record that she eventually came to regret. Like pretty much every other human being on the planet, the legend had done so.

“I remember years ago when I was going through a dark time in my life, I made a comment when I was sick and kinda out of commission,” Dolly Parton shared. “I said something like I knew what it was like when people get on drugs and alcohol, how people can commit suicide.”

Experience Dealing With Response to Comments Taught Dolly Parton a Lesson She Has Shared With Others

Unfortunately for the beloved singer, her words were twisted and taken out of context. In fact, her words were used by some media outlets for stories about how she was planning to take her own life.

“So people picked that out and wrote, ‘Dolly’s suicidal!’ ‘Dolly almost commits suicide!'” Parton also recalled.

Like most of us, Dolly Parton used the drama surrounding her misinterpreted comments as a learning experience. And, she shared what she learned during that 2008 interview. Honestly, it’s really wise advice – whether you’re a celebrity or not.

“You need to watch what you say, because they’re gonna take it out of context and use it against you,” Parton shared.

She also said that one’s words can be used against them at times when they are experiencing great success.

“And right when you have something going, they’ll drag that old s— out and make another story, even if it was something you said 30 years ago!” Dolly Parton also said.

Country Music Icon Releases New Perfume

Speaking of things going well for a person, Dolly Parton is having success in a venture that has nothing to do with her country music career. And, this new venture smells very sweet indeed.

Obviously, we are talking about the recent release of her new perfume, “Scent From Above.”

“Having my own perfume has always been a dream of mine,” Parton shared on her perfume’s website. “For as long as I can remember, people have commented on my scent. ‘What are you wearing?,’ ‘What is that fantastic smell?,’ and ‘Where can I get it?'”

Well, you can get a sample size of it here.

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