London:  Oscar winning actress Jennifer Hudson, who lost her mother, brother and nephew in gruesome shoot-out in Chicago in October 2008, reveals that she uses music as therapy.

Hudson lost her mother Darnell Hudson Donerson (57), brother Jason Hudson (29) and seven-year-old nephew Julian King in the grisly shoot-out in Chicago.

"My music is my therapy," she said.

"I'm just trying to figure out where I am and who I am right now, and I could only resort back to music because that's like my home, my first love, my therapy, my everything."

"When I wake up in the morning, I can't function if music is not playing, I can't even start the day, so it's a base for me," she said.

(Agencies)