Lisa Marie Presley was ‘stressed’ about public appearances: report

Lisa Marie Presley reportedly felt “stressed” leading up to her death over having to make public appearances.

The late “Lights On” singer was still grieving the loss of her son, Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in 2020, and “did not want to be seen by anyone,” family sources told TMZ on Sunday.

However, due to the success of the film “Elvis,” which centered around her iconic father Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie knew she would have to do press again.

The “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” singer, who had battled addiction for years, reportedly turned to opioids and weight loss medication to try and look her best for red carpet events.

After reportedly losing 40 to 50 pounds, Lisa Marie attended the 2023 Golden Globes, where Austin Butler won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his portrayal of Elvis.

Lisa Marie Presley at a Golden Globes red carpet.
Lisa Marie Presley was reportedly “stressed” leading up to her death.
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However, the “Dirty Laundry” singer was noticeably unsteady on the red carpet that night, telling her friend Jerry Schilling, “I’m gonna grab your arm” for support.

“Extra” host Billy Bush, who conducted an interview with Lisa Marie at the Golden Globes, said after her death, “She was very uneven in her balance.”

He added, “The speech was very slow. And, definitely, when the interview was over, I turned to my producer next to me and said, ‘Something’s off here.’”

Lisa Marie attended the 2023 Golden Globes to support Austin Butler and the film, “Elvis.”

Lisa Marie Presley and Austin Butler at the 2023 Golden Globes.
Lisa Marie attended the 2023 Golden Globes to support Austin Butler and the film, “Elvis.”


Two days after the awards show, Lisa Marie suffered a cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital. She died shortly after at age 54.

“Were it not for the Golden Globes, Lisa might be alive today,” an insider told TMZ.

The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office has not released Lisa Marie’s official cause of death.

Lisa Marie Presley posing for a photo at the 2023 Golden Globes.
Lisa Marie reportedly lost 40 to 50 pounds before the Golden Globes.
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Although it is unknown why she died just yet, the “To Whom It May Concern” singer openly struggled with Keough’s death.

In a tribute to her son in October 2020, she wrote, “My beautiful beautiful angel. I worshipped the ground you walked on, on this earth and now in Heaven. My heart and soul went with you.”

Lisa Marie’s reps declined Page Six’s request for comment.

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