‘I didn’t know if I would make it’


Will Young bravely opened up about the death of his twin brother for a Channel 4 documentary that aired earlier this week.

The 43-year-old singer spoke of how alcohol and painkiller dependency engulfed his brother in Losing my twin Rupert.

but Want he has previously spoken publicly about his own struggles, indicating that he, too, understands the pitfalls of addiction.

And after his heartwarming movie that was shown on Tuesday (May 11), Will is back on TV this weekend as a sunday brunch Guest.

Will Young reflected on his late brother’s struggles during his Channel 4 documentary (Credit: Channel4.com)

Will’s previous comments on ‘addictions’

Pop Idol launched Will into family fame when it lasted the longest gareth gates to win the ITV series in 2002.

But despite all his chart success and adoration from his fans, Will began seeing a therapist in 2004 to help him cope with the pressure he was under.

And instead of highlighting the problems stemming from a life in the spotlight, Will has previously indicated that he believes his problems stem from right at the beginning of his life.

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hey said The times magazine saw twin Rupert being treated in an incubator just minutes after they were born.

“I think that created a nervous system that was nervous, and it’s understandable,” Will said.

“Trauma is under 99.9% of addictions.”

Will Young won Pop Idol in 2002 (Credit: Channel4.com)

Will seek treatment after collapse

The singer was admitted to a residential trauma center in Oxfordshire in 2012 after suffering a terrifying collapse.

His crisis was so acute that he was reportedly unable to recognize his own face in the mirror.

Honestly, I didn’t know if I was going to make it.

“I was in so much pain that I honestly didn’t know if I was going to make it,” Will saying At the time.

The therapists will reportedly be diagnosed with PTSD, and to deal with their trauma, they will apparently seek the help of a shaman.

Will Young during an appearance on Newsnight
Will has spoken publicly about how dependency has affected him (Credit: BBC Newsnight)

‘Addicted to porn’

In 2016, Will suggested that he has been affected by various forms of dependency while speaking at National Student Pride.

“I was addicted to love, I’m still an addict, addicted to porn, certainly addicted to alcohol,” he said.

“I had never been on a date without having at least two drinks before leaving the house and I didn’t even realize that was a problem.

“Drugs I didn’t really get into. I played around with it a little bit, but it didn’t really stick with me.”

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However, it also has saying he resorted to such distractions to cope with his “shame” of being gay.

Will emphasized: “I will keep going back to shame because it is fundamental.

“Until I conquered it, I kept having sex to fill the void, watching porn, shopping, whatever, and I think they tell us that as soon as we get out everything will be fine, but that’s not the case.

“It’s different being a young LGBT person because if you’re straight you’re not dealing with a huge buildup of sexual shame and identity shame.”

Sunday Brunch airs on Channel 4Sunday, May 15, at 9:30 a.m.

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