Cher shared how she rebounded after experiencing financial loss, stating, “I had to start over from scratch.”

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Additionally, the singer mentioned that she attributes luck to her enduring music career.

Cher candidly discussed her journey of turning her fortunes around during an appearance on The Jennifer Hudson Show on Wednesday, May 1. The iconic “Believe” singer, aged 77, revealed that in the 1980s, she took a step that many artists were not doing at the time: she started a residency in Las Vegas to generate income for her family.

“I lost all the money I had worked for at some point,” Cher shared. “So I had to start at ground zero, and I didn’t know what I was gonna actually do to make a living for my kids.”

She explained her decision to perform at Caesar’s Palace, despite Las Vegas not being a popular destination back then. “I decided to go to Caesar’s Palace, which was — you know, people didn’t go there,” Cher recalled. “I was like, ‘What’s Elvis [Presley] doing here?’ But people didn’t go to Las Vegas. It really was the elephant’s graveyard.”

Cher’s residency, titled “A Celebration at Caesars Palace,” was held at the Circus Maximus Showroom at Caesars Palace. During this time, she performed popular songs like “Lookin for Love,” “Take It to the Limit,” and “Out Here on My Own.”

In her interview with Jennifer Hudson, the Burlesque star reflected on the challenges of the music industry and the obstacles she had to overcome to sustain her career on stage.

“There was one writer who kept saying every year, ‘This is her last year. This is finally her last year. She is so over.’ And I said, ‘You know what buddy, I’ll be here when you’re gone.’ And I think I am,” Cher remarked, emphasizing her resilience and longevity in the industry despite such criticisms.

Cher also emphasized her approach of being amicable with everyone in the industry. “But I tried to be cool with everybody because why not?” she added.

Reflecting on her successful music career, Cher acknowledged the significant role of luck. “I’m lucky. I’m really lucky because I think to be in our business, it’s not enough to be talented, you’ve gotta have some luck,” she explained. “Because I know people who can sing rings around me, you know? But they weren’t as lucky. Like I’m a vessel. It goes through me.” This perspective highlights Cher’s humility and gratitude for the opportunities that have shaped her career.

Cher’s remarkable contributions to music will be celebrated with her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year. The announcement of the 2024 inductees, including Cher, was made by Ryan Seacrest and judge Lionel Richie during the April 21 episode of American Idol.

Among the nominees for this year’s induction were Mariah Carey, Eric B. & Rakim, Jane’s Addiction, Lenny Kravitz, Oasis, Sinead O’Connor, and Sade, showcasing the diverse and influential talent recognized by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.