Kathem El Saher refuses to allow his sons to follow in his footsteps
Iraqi singer Kathem El Saher confessed in a TV interview that he will never allow his sons to take on the profession of singing and follow in his footsteps. Kathem's remarks came from the fact that being a singer means instability. To him a singer cannot devote his time to his family and is not always there.
According to the Egyptian weekly Al Nojoom, Kathem wants his sons to have stable jobs that do not require them to always be on the move and traveling from one country to the next. He wishes they find 9 to 5 jobs that give them time to spend with their families and have live real lives.
With regards to how Kathem feels when the press writes about his personal life, he said that he does not allow anyone to interfere in his life and respects those who do not talk about family affairs to the public. He added that every home has its own secrets and they should be kept that way.
On a different note, late last month a number of rumors have recently circulated regarding the secret marriage Kathem to a Spanish woman. In response to the rumors, Kathem announced publicly in an interview on Dream TV that there is no truth behind the news of his alleged secret marriage.
Kathem said “If the day comes and I fall in love, the first people I will announce the news will be my fans. I am not ashamed to fall in love once more and look forward the opportunity to do so.” The singer also added “I know that many tabloids have written lies about me and my personal life, but I swear that I am not married and on the contrary marriage to me is such a sacred union that I would never think of doing it in secrecy. The minute I marry again the whole world will know it is not a matter to be ashamed of.”
Kathem went on to ask for a prayer for all the Iraqi children and people hoping this year will bring hope to his country and end their sufferings. He also prayed that the conscious of the Arab world will awaken and realize what his people are going through.
In December, rumors circulated around the secret marriage of El Saher saying he had been forced to keep his marriage under a lid due to the political crisis in the region and the possibility of a war on Iraq. One of the main reasons behind was due to the fact that his new wife, whom he has lived a somewhat romantic love story with, is half-Spanish (from the father’s side) and half-Arab (from the mother’s side).
Tabloids also wrote that Kathem felt that the time was not appropriate to announce his marriage publicly because of public tension and negative opinion towards the West. The singer has taken residence for him and his new wife in Paris-France, but is unable to spend all his time with his bride due to his busy schedule. Despite his constant travelling, the singer makes it a point to spend as much of his time with his wife wanting to be a dedicated husband.
The Iraqi singer released his new album in June entitled “Qissat Habibain” (two lovers story). In this album he offers 12 songs that cover all forms of sung words including poem, Mawwal and pop song. - Albawaba.com
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