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Fame went to my head, admits Will Young

By Ryan Hooper

Published 20/07/2015

Will Young said he had to keep his ego in check to ensure his career stayed on track
Will Young said he had to keep his ego in check to ensure his career stayed on track

Pop star Will Young has said he sought professional help after realising an inflated ego meant he had become "a bit of a d***".

The Leave Right Now singer, who rose to fame by winning Pop Idol in 2002 over Gareth Gates, said his life was spiralling out of control as he battled with his new-found celebrity.

He said: "I became a bit of a d***. And I realised I had to stop being a d*** or else I'd lose my job.

"My ego just got too big and I was insecure. People were allowing me to act like a kid, but now no one ever would."

The 36-year-old, who has suffered from depression and addiction, said therapy helped him deal with issues connected to his fame.

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