Not everyone is cut out for a life in the spotlight!
"When I was outed by Perez Hilton as bisexual, I suddenly started being asked a lot of personal questions, which was really difficult. I'd had a relationship with a woman when I was 20, but nobody cared then. As it came at the same time as my fame, it made me withdraw, and I started to have panic attacks. It was then that I was prescribed antidepressants - fame made me develop a panic disorder. Sure, there are advantages (to fame): I can Tweet someone famous and they'll usually Tweet back; I get given free stuff, but I can afford to buy it myself. It's no wonder Britney Spears was diagnosed as bipolar. Amy Winehouse wasn't doing crack and heroin until she became successful. And then there's Heath Ledger… People aren't honest about the horrors of fame. The downsides are so overwhelming that, for me, there is no payoff. Now my dream is to write songs for others, to have a baby, to have a routine… I want a normal job. I want to be who I was before all this."
We'll see if this one actually pans out! How many singers claim to quit and then pop right back up after being out of the public's eye for too long??
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