William Shatner claims that he was lonely during the height of his fame.
Anyone who knows of William Shatner to any degree beyond his on-screen work will tell you all about his issues with fame. Some have made mention that the issues he had with his Star Trek cast-mates were due in part to handling and dealing with the level of fame that he had. So it was no surprise when speaking about his upcoming film Senior Moment, and his album Love, Death and Horses (due out this summer), Shatner spoke candidly about feeling alone at the height of his fame. From the Guardian;
"The album is autobiographical and one of the songs is about loneliness, how much loneliness was a part of my life. It is a part of everybody’s life, no matter how much attention you get, and how happily married you are, and how many children you have. As the song says, we’re all essentially alone and the big mystery is will there be anybody there at the end?"
The topic of loneliness was part of his new album and if you’re unfamiliar with Shatner’s non-Star Trek work, yes, he does in fact have songs and albums. Though they’re more akin to spoken word than actual songs. Still, they’re very popular among Trek fans.
William Shatner is 90-years-old and still rides horses
To paraphrase Gloria from Modern Family, Shatner is an older man but he isn’t an “old man”. He has a new movie out, a new album coming out, and did you know he still rides horses at 90-years-old? Not just ride, but he fell off and “shattered” his shoulder.
"My shoulder is shattered right now. I cracked the bone falling off a horse a couple of weeks ago. So my left arm is bad but I keep exercising it. It’s getting better and better."
While many will point to plastic surgery, botox, and all sorts of modern, new-age medical practices, the facts still stand that Shatner does not look 90-years-old. He credits this to a life of healthy living. Honestly, who’s to say he’s wrong?
How many people get to 90, let alone keep their memory, their faculty, and their movement? Cheers to Shatner.