Will Young was diagnosed with PTSD. The “Pop Idol” winner confessed about how he resorted to acts of “self-sabotage” several times in the past.
When someone like Will Young ails from post-traumatic stress disorder, life is really tough. The pop star who is also an award-winning TV and stage actor soon found out that it is not so easy to handle fame and things were not as per his expectations when he faced the spotlight.
Young, 36, tasted success in the year 2002 when he emerged victorious in ITV’s “Pop Idol”, the predecessor of the show “The X-Factor”.
Young really liked the perks associated with being a celebrity for five long years. These were the times when the singer had sold millions of his albums until he resorted to acts of self-sabotage.
Young shared how tiring and tough it was on his part to handle such a great intensity of his hatred towards his own self that had a negative impact on him both on and off stage .
When he was performing onstage, he shared that though he would be smiling outwardly, there would be his inner voice constantly telling him that he was thoroughly useless. The voice would tell him that he was overweight and was a terrible dancer.
Young was distrustful towards everyone by 2012. He went through drinking problems and even failed to maintain a steady relationship.
The pop star’s brain simply stopped working as he suffered from excessive anxiety levels. He revealed his painful past when The Times had interviewed him recently.
He was unable to recognize himself when he looked at his reflection in a mirror, it was a terrible experience for him all the way. Sooner, Will made up his mind to take the help of a residential trauma centre called Khiron House that is located in Oxfordshire. Young was diagnosed here with severe psychological disorders.
Young went through a six-month residential treatment course under medical supervision and is completely recovered now.
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