Adam Levine is still reeling from the death of his friend and manager, Jordan Feldstein, the older sibling of Jonah Hill who recently passed away from clogged arteries related to obesity and pneumonia.
The 39-year-old singer was named Variety’s Hitmaker of the Year, and in the published interview, the Maroon 5 frontman dished on Jordan and the news of his passing.
As it was previously reported, last December, it was revealed that Jonah Hill’s brother died due to a blocked artery in his lungs as well as a blood clot in his leg.
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My first baby holding OUR second baby…..Our girls are so lucky to call you dad and I’m so lucky to have you as a husband a lover and a friend. We love you. Life is better with you. ???? – To my dad, thank you for being the best example to show me what i would want in a husband and father one day, the way you look at mom is the way Adam looks at me, thank you for being the best dad EVER.
Levine said that it was a “tragedy foisted upon us” and one of the saddest moments of his life, as well as those closest to him. Adam said he had known Mr. Feldstein since they were both in diapers.
There will always be something missing in his life from now on, Adam explained, but he knows his former manager would want him to keep on moving, continuing to succeed and work as an artist.
It was revealed that the father of two had to make a difficult decision regarding the future of his band following their manager’s passing. They chose to bring on his partner instead, Irving Azoff, as well as Adam Harrison.
However, the Maroon 5 singer admits he doesn’t handle the business side of their recording contract when it comes to their music. He’s almost 40-years-old, the singer noted, adding that he no longer needs babysitting.
Fortunately, his decision to bring on Cardi B on their track, “Girls Like You,” was a great choice, and one they desperately needed to make. It was a last-minute addition that ended up being their biggest hit.
Moreover, perhaps the most important element was the video which celebrated female empowerment, through the enlisting of other celebrities like Gal Gadot, Jennifer Lopez, and Ellen DeGeneres.
One of the main reasons he empathizes with women’s empowerment so much is that he has two daughters himself. And he often wonders what it would be like to have someone mistreat them in any way; Adam said the thought of such a predicament “makes his blood boil.”