Rufus Wainwright has been "overcompensating" for his mum KATE MCGARRIGLE's death by throwing himself into work - but he's anticipating a meltdown in July (10).
The singer was left devastated when his beloved mother passed away after losing her fight against cancer in January (10).
Wainwright admits he's been busy finishing new album All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu and has been unable to grieve properly for his loss.
And because he's got a packed promotional schedule for the record, Wainwright won't be able to take stock of the tragic events until the summer (10).
He tells Britain's The Sun, "Getting straight back into things after she died, well, I don't make it easy on myself but someone's got to work around here. I've saved July to collapse.
"There's always some huge personal issue I'm not dealing with so I overcompensate with my artistic endeavours. This has been the worst of times but it's also been the best in a weird way because I had such a great relationship with my mother."