X Factor Winner James Arthur Admits He Suffered Anxiety Attacks Before Winning The Show

X Factor Winner James Arthur Admits He Suffered Anxiety Attacks Before Winning The Show

He won the show in 2012 but it seem’s that couldn’t stop him from substance abuse and anxiety attacks before hitting fame.

Today James Arthur appeared on ITV’s This Morning ahead of his new single release and James opened up about the hard times that he has been though.

James said:

‘I probably suffered with depression,’ ‘I was very insecure and anxious. Before The X Factor, I was self-medicating quite a bit to get me through. I wasn’t prepared for the level of scrutiny and attention that comes with (the show).

‘Everyone thought I was a down and out. Even my family thought I was a wasted talent. I pressed the self-destruct button – it’s as simple as that.’

James then continued:

‘I was having anxiety attacks, calling ambulances out and saying I was having a heart attack as there was something weird going on with my body and mind.’

It’s so nice too see Jame back on the correct path and looking like he is going to be successful again.

Well done James.

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