HSK Exclusive – Word from the streets…
The suicide of Phyllis Hyman may have come as a shock to many, but it was no surprise to one industry insider – who says all the signs were there. That’s according to a Chicago concert promoter, who says he quickly became aware Hyman was heading to a point of no return. This after welcoming the 45-year-old songstress to The Windy City for a show he booked. “As soon as Phyllis got off the plane, she wanted a fix.”
Here’s some Midwest tea from the OG Chicago promoter:
“The saddest show I did, was about six months before Phyllis Hyman passed. She was doing a show for us and was in a bad way. We had a nice suite for her downtown after her plane landed. She asked how long of a drive was it. When we told her forty-minutes she pointed to a cheap roadside motel across the way.
It was sad. She needed to get on blast right then and there. We got her to the show, she waited two hours before doing sound check. The show started two and a half hours late. She sang two songs dropped and broke the mic and walked off stage. Nigga’s wasn’t even mad. She was in a very dark place. She trashed the green room like a pro wrestler. Shit was crazy.”
I don’t about you guys, but I love me some Phyllis Hyman, I still listen to “Living All Alone“. Know why? Because Phyllis Hyman sings with feelings, you can actually feel her pain. Such a voice can never be copied or duplicated.