Jahmene Douglas pens poem for Nicole Scherzinger in uplifting new book
Jahmene Douglas is learning to cope with his mental health struggles and suicidal thoughts, taking things "day by day".
Jahmene Douglas has dedicated a poem in his new book to "big sister" Nicole Scherzinger.
The 26-year-old singer grew close to former Pussycat Dolls star Nicole when he competed on The X Factor in 2012. He came second in the series, losing out to winner James Arthur, and has since gone on to attempt to forge a successful solo career for himself.
Alongside his vocal talents Jahmene has become something of a mental health ambassador, after opening up about his struggles with suicidal thoughts.
He has now penned a book of poems entitled Unfathomable Phantasmagoria, in which he tackles mental health issues, and has written a special verse for his former mentor.
During an interview with Christine Bleakley on Lorraine on Friday (04Aug17), Jahmene explained: "Writing poems is a form of therapy, to finish it off with hope, it’s not a book of depressing poems, its uplifting.
"I've dedicated poems to my mum and Nicole Scherzinger – she’s probably the person I was closest to after the show – she’s like my big sister.
"She doesn’t know the poem is in the book! I wrote it for her birthday and changed the title."
Despite being a major superstar in her own right, Nicole has always made an effort to be there for Jahmene. And when he sparked concern in March by tweeting about potentially ending his own life, the Don't Cha star was quickly in touch.
"We always talk she always supports me, she especially reached out in March," Jahmene shared. "I'm just learning to cope with it day by day. You can’t get better just like that, it's just coping with it."
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