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James Arthur opens up during Mental Health Week: "I'm used to the madness of this life now"

James Arthur appeared on ITV's live chat show, "Lorraine", this morning (June 22).

Coinciding with Mental Health Week, the ambassador for mental health charity, Sane, told the host that he had a duty to speak up about mental health as he's in the public eye.

He said: 'I think people in the spotlight have a huge responsibility to talk about these things.

‘I remember when I was really badly suffering with anxiety and depression, internalising all of that was the catalyst amongst all that. It led to lot of bad decisions in my life.

‘The best medicine is to speak about these things. If those of us in the spotlight can encourage that, I think it’s a great thing.

‘The X Factor feels like a million years ago, but I’m still talking about it. Within a matter of six months I went from a guy who was robbing milk from the corner shop to this… ‘I’m settled now, I’m used to the madness of this life now. I embrace the uncertainty.'

The troubadour released 'At My Weakest' and 'You Deserve Better' earlier this month (June 1). 

The last two years have been remarkable for Arthur. Since being released in September 2016, his comeback single 'Say You Won’t Let Go' has sold more than 9.6 million copies worldwide and secured nearly 2 billion combined streams.

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