Olly Murs reveals post-X Factor depression and drink battle
Olly Murs says he was depressed after leaving the X Factor.
The singer was runner-up on the 2009 series of the TV talent show and he has enjoyed a huge career following his stint.
However, the Brit told Event that he found himself turning to alcohol as he struggled to cope with his busy schedule following the X Factor.
Murs revealed: "It was straight off the back of the X Factor tours. I was drinking too much, I'd always want a drink – vodka and orange – before I performed. You have this split personality.
"I was like a zombie but underneath it all, I was just worrying about what was going to happen to me and I was actually depressed."
Murs added that his management team helped him turn his life around:
"I burst into tears and they told me to take a break. It's crazy, but that was the last thing you expect to hear. You almost expect them to say, 'Well goodbye then'. But they had more faith in me than I had in myself and they also realised I was burnt out. It took two weeks for me to sort myself out.
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