Linkin Park singer Mike Shinoda and Talinda Bennington, widow of late Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, have both participated in a new PSA for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. The ad aired following the September 26th premiere of A Million Little Things on ABC.
Chester Bennington committed suicide in 2017 at the age of 41. Both Chester’s widow and the Linkin Park MC have dedicated their time to suicide prevention causes since Bennington’s passing. Shinoda’s debut solo album, Post Traumatic, dealt with the death of his Linkin Park bandmate directly through tracks like “Crossing a Line.”
Asked on The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show last week if he saw signs of depression in Bennington when they were working together, Shinoda said, “Well, he battled with that stuff very publicly since the beginning of our relationship, since we knew him. I mean, it was just something he dealt with for his whole life.”
Shinoda also denied rumors that Linkin Park is preparing to carry on with a replacement singer saying, “No, we don’t have any plans at this point. Obviously, if there’s any news for the band, we’ll announce it on our socials, of course.”
Linkin Park headlined an all-star tribute concert for Bennington last October in Los Angeles but has not announced any future plans for recording or touring.