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Linkin Park's Carpool Karaoke Episode Will Air Next Week

Linkin Park's Carpool Karaoke Episode Will Air Next Week

It was filmed weeks before Chester Bennington's death.

Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Linkin Park's episode of the new Carpool Karaoke series is set to air next week.

The band filmed the show with The Hangover actor Ken Jeong a week before Chester Bennington's death.

James Corden, who created the show, has said that the airing of the show, which will see Bennington in the driver's seat, was not up to him, but rather the singer's family.

The show is shown on Apple TV, but Linkin Park's official Facebook page confirmed that it'd also be streamed for free on the social media site.

Previously Corden said in a statement: "We will approach it in whichever manner his family or the people that were involved in that episode, however they would like it to be handled. We consider it not our decision to make.

"We will navigate it as delicately as possible and just adhere to whatever wishes they would want because I don't think there's any other way we could deal with it... It's a tragedy."

Bennington's widow, Talinda, appreciated the message from The Late Late Show host, thanking him on Twitter on 9th August.

Today she updated her followers, saying that the show would air "with all of our blessings".

Talinda married Bennington in 2006, with the star crediting her for helping him to deal with his demons. The singer had a history of drink and drug abuse, something he attributed in part to historic child abuse from an older friend when he was between seven and 13.

The father of six - Chester had three children with Talinda, two (one adopted) with his first wife and one from a previous relationship - spoke openly about his mental health issues, but committed suicide on 20 July, a few months after close friend Chris Cornell of Soundgarden had died.

Following his suicide Talinda posted a photograph of the 'Crawling' star with his children, taken just a few days before he died.

Uploaded the family photo to Twitter in which Bennington can be seen smiling while surrounded by his young family.

"This was days b4 my husband took his own life," she said in the post. "Suicidal thoughts were there, but you'd never know."

She added the hashtag 'fuckdepression' to her post, something she has used frequently online since her husband's death.

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Featured Image Credit: Apple TV/Carpool Karaoke

Topics: Linkin Park, James Corden, Carpool Karaoke, chester bennington