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Simon's depression began in Image: The singer enjoyed huge success with the boyband but after they split in he lost everything when the financial crisis hit in In they reformed and it was on a recent short tour that Simon was finally forced to confront his demons. He woke in a hotel room with an empty bottle of brandy by his bed, his face bruised and bloodied and no recollection of the previous night.
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I remember waking up with bruising on my face. Simon was declared bankrupt in October and when the shows ended he was forced to face his financial woes.
With nothing to do, year-old Simon stayed indoors, the curtains shut, piling on weight, drinking a bottle of brandy a day.
He decided to speak out after fans questioned his lack of confidence on Strictly — which he credits with saving his life. Simon with his Strictly dance partner Kristina Rihanoff Image: I need them to understand that I am okay but working through some things. I was on the road, then in January it stopped.Simon Webbe & Kristina Rihanoff Foxtrot to 'My Guy'- Strictly Come Dancing: 2014 - BBC One
I was really depressed. He sank into a listless routine dominated by staying at home drinking all day. I was on the road, then in January it stopped.
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Simon appeared to be chirpy on I'm a Celeb back in Image: I was really depressed. I never attempted suicide but I thought about it. I wanted to black out. I always hid behind the boys when I was in Blue. Of the four, only Lee has not gone bankrupt.
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The band split at the end of after nearly five years together. But when it was over Lee too sank into depression.
He was arrested for drink-driving and got hooked on sleeping pills after appearing on Celebrity Big Brother. Simon, seen with Strictly partner Kristina Rihanoff, hasn't been himself on the show Image: Not even my mum, and we are really close.
What happened to my mates stopped me. He is on good terms with her mum, Nicola Jones, who detected something was wrong and asked where his confidence had gone.