Singer Simon Webbe has revealed that he contemplated suicide in the months before his stint on Strictly Come Dancing.
The former boy band star opened up in a candid interview in the Mirror today, detailing his downward spiral after completing Blue’s last tour.
“I hated who I was and started questioning my whole life,” said the 36-year-old, adding, “I never attempted suicide but I thought about it.”
Recalling some of his darkest moments after the boys finished up their concert dates, Simon said: “I turned mirrors around so I didn’t have to look at myself. I didn’t want to be here, didn’t want to be a part of anything.”
Admitting that he didn’t leave the house “for weeks” except to buy food, the father-of-one said that he reached one of the lowest points of his life.
Happily for Simon however, his preparation for Strictly soon turned things around, with the star crediting the dance show with ‘changing his whole life’.
“Now I want to get up in the morning,” said the Guilty singer, adding, “Learning the dances every week has been like therapy.”
Despite finding himself in the bottom two last week, Simon has received praise from the judges for his skill.
We hope he goes far in the competition.