WILL YOUNG REVEALS PORN ADDICTION, DEPRESSION
Tue, 9 October 2012British singer Will Young has revealed that he was addicted to porn, has struggled to maintain relationships and suffered from depression.
The 33-year-old openly-gay star, who came to fame when he won the very first Pop Idol show in 2002, made the startling admission in an interview with Style.
Young described the past year as “horrendous” due to his struggle with a bout of depression during which he'd barely been able to go out in public.
"Last year I moved into my new house, my album went to number one and I was miserable," he confessed.
"I'd buy houses and get nothing from it. Bought cars - got nothing from it. I've gone out and spent £5,000 in Selfridges - and nothing. I don't even wear the stuff. All those things I thought would bring me happiness, don't.
"It never moved into sex addiction. For me, it was love addiction and fantasy. I was probably addicted to porn," Young said, adding "Yeah, I have [the safe search browser now]".
He explained that "...I'm always scared of commitment. I was basically traumatised in relationships. I've been single for five years. It's five, I've got some serious shit to sort out. There's no way I could have a relationship."
The performer believes that many of his problems are due to his sense of "shame" about being gay.
"What I've realised is that growing up knowing I was gay from a young age, I always felt extremely ashamed. It's a cliché but it's true. I've only just realised how shit that's made me feel about myself for a very, very long time."