Celebrity / 19-02-2020

BGT warm-up star Ian Royce opens up about spiralling depression sparked by loss of voice

ITV's warm-up artist has revealed his devastating truth that he lost his voice and 'thus his everything' in a heartbreaking statement which detailed the root of his depression

BGT warm-up star Ian Royce opens up about spiralling depression sparked by loss of voice

ITV warm-up artist Ian Royce admitted he has 'hit rock bottom' but is ready to 'fight' for the light at the end of the tunnel in an emotional social media statement.

The Britain's Got Talent and X Factor warm-up and support act left fans worried at the weekend after posting a scary message about "hate ends" with a picture of empty medication packets.

Ian broke his silence on Monday and thanked social media for coming to his aid and reaching out to help him following concerns for his wellbeing.

The funnyman has now shared a heartfelt statement in which he admitted 'hitting rock bottom' but appeared to look towards the future as he announced his 'climb' is beginning on Wednesday.

Ian Royce admitted he has 'hit rock bottom' but is ready to 'fight' for the light in an emotional social media statement

Ian seemed hopeful about his future as he thanked supporters for 'shining a light' into his darkness as he detailed, for the first time ever, the root of his spiralling depression.

He began: "It's been a long week. In fact a long year. I'm sat at a rock bottom and there is only one way now and that is up...to a light..

"Truth is when your at rock bottom you are surrounded by darkness and so hard to see any light but I know the light is out there somewhere and I 'll fight to find it again... Fight I will.."

Ian seemed hopeful as he thanked supporters for 'shining a light' as he detailed, for the first time ever, what caused his depression

Announcing the devastating news he lost his voice and 'his everything', Ian heartbreakingly detailed having everything taken away from him and leading him to 'darkness'.

He continued: "Last year I lost my voice thus my everything. My living my personality my being...My everything but fight I will to get it back. In fact all of my darkness I want to walk away from.

"Thank you to all of you for shining a light in my darkness it means so very much and I am so very grateful...I truly am..."

Announcing the devastating news he lost his voice and 'his everything', Ian heartbreakingly detailed having everything taken away from him

Finishing on a positive look towards his future, Ian insisted his 'climb' had begun and encouraged others to join his journey as "it's easier to climb as a group than alone."

Ian's heartfelt statement and devastating truth about his lost voice comes just days after he sparked concerns about his wellbeing as he shared a worrying message on social media.

At the end of last year, the BGT warm-up act checked into rehab for alcohol and sex addiction funded by music mogul Simon Cowell and ITV pals Ant and Dec.

Ian insisted his 'climb' had begun and encouraged others to join his journey as "it's easier to climb as a group than alone"

In November, the comedian explained how he had been receiving treatment at the well-known Priory, funded by a roster of his famous pals including Olly Murs and Robbie Williams.

In a lengthy Twitter post, the 50 year-old told fans he'd completed the first step of rehab as well as confirming he has suffered from "sex and love addictions".

Ian has previously opened up about his mental health issues and got booked into The Priory, which provides treatment for a number of addictions.

In November, the comedian said how he had been receiving treatment at the well-known Priory, funded by a roster of his famous pals

Ian wrote at the time: "I just wanted to let you all know that my first 28 days of treatment, have come to an end and I will now be going abroad for the next 3 months to continue my treatment and really work on me and issues that have been buried deep for 40 years.

"As well as my alcohol addiction I have also surrendered to my sex and love addictions stemming from my past which have affected my relationships greatly.

"I am committed to working on all of the above to be a better person to me and to others."

Ian's devastating truth about his lost voice comes just days after he sparked concerns about his wellbeing on social media

Ian also let fans know that his time abroad was going to be totally social media-free.

"I will be off social media for this duration," he continued, "and I am looking forward to bringing home a new Ian for 2020 who will be true, honest and committed to staying well. So I am wishing you all love and happiness (and a happy Christmas and New Year!!).

"And a massive thank you to again to everyone who is making this happen (no name dropping!). The support has been incredible and I am so so grateful to everyone from the bottom of my heart. Until 2020. Ian xx."

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19-02-2020 06:45, source: irishmirror, by James Foster
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