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We know Jack Nicholson has always had an eye for the ladies, but he has finally admitted that his playboy lifestyle has caught up with him, as he fears he faces dying with nobody by his side.

In an interview with an American magazine, Nicholson, 77, speaks about how his hell-raising and philandering has left him without someone to take care of him in his old age. Some might say, well you deserve it, but regardless of the reason and the cause, loneliness in old age is a very real problem that so many of us have to deal with us.

He still yearns to be with somebody but believes that to be “not very realistic” and also laments that he could not chat up women in public any more, “It just doesn’t feel right at my age.”

“I would love that one last romance,” he says. “But I’m not very realistic about it happening. What I can’t deny is my yearning. I’m definitely still wild at heart but I’ve struck biogravity. I have had everything a man could ask for but no one could say I’m successful with affairs of the heart.

“I don’t think relationships are fixed things. People are necessarily complex and confused beings. We don’t always do the right thing, say the right thing and behave the way we always want to behave.”

A friend of the star told the magazine that he “fears dying alone” especially in his current, sprawling Hollywood Hills House and broaching a discussion about downsizing is very difficult.

So interestingly, even the wild and famous go through the same struggles that we do. Not all of us can admit to philandering as the reason we are alone in our 60s, 70s and 80s, but we can relate to that feeling.

So today be honest and tell us, do you share the same fears? Have you ever been scared of dying alone? How can we help people with this fear? Share your thoughts in the comments below… 

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  1. Lets forget about ourselves and do something for our fellow human beings!in other words stop feeling sorry for ourselves!get up of the couch and get cracking!have a great day.

  2. Don’t we all end up dying on our own? Now I’m a 70 year old active woman, on my own, I enjoy living on my own and yes it would be nice to have a man in my life, but any attempt and the older men appear very needy and want a woman with them all the time. The past few men I have met take massive medication. I don’t want to be a nurse maid to a man. If I get sick and can’t do anything for myself, I’ve given permission for my family to bung me in a home.

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    • Good way of looking at it, I too miss my husband every day, enjoy looking after my grandchildren, being with my family and friends but enjoy the alone time too. As sometimes even being with lots of people you can feel very alone.

  3. I’ll take him on. I think I could handle living in his sprawling Hollywood home and living his millionaire lifestyle for a few years. If it means sitting by his side when he us dying; I can handle that as well.

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    • I’d be in line too Ruth – he’s just my style………. Would love a man in my life for a change but as some have said, older men are clingy, want to live with you and be looked after – a great way to get old yourself so just for outings and laughter and music, walking on the beach, that’s very good. Is there one out there for me ???? I’ll take younger than I am any day……………..LOL!!!!!!!!!

    • I admire you are straight forward, you guts to say it, and I am 73 and have always said, “if a female wants to take on a older fellow with money as long as she treats him good meets his needs as well as her own( goes along with the agreed boundaries like not having another bloke on the side, good on her and other people should mind their own business. LOL

  4. We reap what we sow Mr. Nicholson.. Sex is an act of taking. Love is an act of giving. We must combine the two equaly. I like that quote from Mel Gibson. You can drink and drink but still be thirsty.

  5. Ready for that bucket list Jack, Morgan is busy so I’m standing in !

  6. Leonard’s Di Caprio, you listening to your idol? We are all lonely at times in our lives, whether you are in a relationship or not…..someone is the the giver and someone is the taker. Usually, the woman is the nurturer by nature……

  7. It’s the life he chose , many men and women do choose the same path . Can’t complain when the age thing hits you , too late she cried . Maybe he should just look for a friendship and companion, someone who will care when he is sick or dying .

  8. he could devote so much of his money for good and feel much better about himself..being selfish for too long does not bring happiness

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