Adam Sandler still gets emotional singing Chris Farley song
Adam Sandler will always be Chris Farley.
More than twenty years after Farley’s death, Sandler still gets sad when he sings the “Chris Farley Song,” a song he wrote for his late friend and comedian, who died in December 1997 of a drug overdose at the age of 33 .
Sandler told the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast that his musical tributes still make him emotional. He performed the song as part of his Netflix special “Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh” and performed it on “SNL” when he hosted in May 2019.
“The first few times we played that song I just burst into tears and couldn’t really sing it very well because I got so emotional, and then I felt it and I was able to get it out there,” Sandler said on the podcast. “It’s weird, but when that song starts, I’m still like, ‘Oh f–k, okay, don’t cry and don’t do that.’ I’ve sung it maybe a hundred times, but it rocks me.”
Sandler added, “I think it’s because we’re showing a video of Chris and I see his face.” He also said that “hearing the crowd go crazy for Farley” makes him happy.
“On every show I do, by far the biggest applause of the night is for Farley and every time I mention his name, the crowd goes crazy. It feels great,” he said.