It’s been nearly two years since his wife, actress Natasha Richardson, died in a shocking skiing accident, but Liam Neeson still remembers every tragic detail.
The Oscar-nominated star — who was filming in Montreal when it happened — opens up to the March issue of Esquire about racing to get to his wife’s hospital bed.
“I walked into the emergency — it’s like seventy, eighty people, broken arms, black eyes, all that — and for the first time in years, nobody recognizes me,” he tells the mag. “Not the nurses. The patients. No one… So I went outside. It’s freezing cold, and I thought, What am I gonna do? How am I going to get past the security?”
Neeson, 58, says he was recognized by a nurse who was on a smoke break.
“I’ll tell you, I was so f–king grateful — for the first time in I don’t know how long — to be recognized,” he says. “And this one, she says, ‘Go in that back door there.’ She points me to it. ‘Make a left. She’s in a room there.’ So I get there, just in time. And all these young doctors, who look all of eighteen years of age, they tell me the worst. The worst.”