Bros: We gave men permission to cry
Twins Matt and Luke Goss admit they are still arguing.
Bros star Luke Goss has said the twins’ hit TV documentary gave men “permission” to cry.
Bros: After The Screaming Stops captured the brothers looking back at the death of their mother, while the band’s fame was at its peak.
Drummer Luke, 50, tells BBC Radio 2: “Men are encouraged to hide their pain, and I think the movie gave permission for many men, from my experience on this whole adventure, to let out a tear or 20.
“It’s been a very beautiful ramification of the film.”
Twin Matt said he felt the brothers had to be “resilient” when he appeared on Good Morning America just three days after their mother, who had cancer, died.
“We didn’t surrender. I think it actually got the better of us, because slowly but surely the experience chipped away at our souls,” he said.
“It’s still something that I have not currently dealt with … I’m going to take a little bit of time – a month or so – I just want to put my face in the sea and let some tears out.”
The pair – whose infamous squabbles were filmed in the BBC documentary – admit they are still arguing, because they only have “two punchbags”.
Proud of this clip! Thank you for sharing it...not just #music not just #family but all of it..the journey really is the point right!? Thanks for making it an amazing show for us...it’s such a buzz for us to see you live onstage again too! BROS #fans #brosettes With ✌🏽❤️ always x https://t.co/aeYq8CsIgc— Luke Goss (@LukeGoss) July 8, 2019
Matt tells Kate Thornton on the Radio 2 show: “We had a couple of arguments in rehearsals for the recent shows, but I guess that’s meant to happen. We’re still individuals that have to find each other’s common ground.
“But there’s also only two punching bags, you know what I mean? I have one punching bag, and he has one punching bag. So nobody else is getting punched except each other…
“It can get very, very tiring, because we’re so close, and neither one of us would ever assume that an argument would be bigger than our brotherhood.”
Kate Thornton meets Matt and Luke Goss on Saturday July 27 on BBC Radio 2 from 9pm to 10pm.