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Will Young admits porn addiction

2012-10-08 12:13
 
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London - Will Young was addicted to porn.

The gay singer admits he isn't in the right emotional state to be in a relationship because he has been so unhappy, but couldn't help himself from looking at x-rated videos online.

He said: "Addictions can be anything. Last year I moved into my new house, my album went to number one and I was miserable. And it doesn't even help when you have loads of money.

"I'd buy houses and get nothing from it. Bought cars - got nothing from it. I've gone out and spent £5 000 in Selfridges - and nothing. I don't even wear the stuff. All those things I thought would bring me happiness, don't.

"It never moved into sex addiction. For me, it was love addiction and fantasy. I was probably addicted to porn. Yeah, I have [the safe search browser now].

"But I'm always scared of commitment. I was basically traumatised in relationships. I've been single for five years. It's five, I've got some serious shit to sort out. There's no way I could have a relationship."

'Something was going wrong'

The Jealousy hitmaker admits the last 12 months have been "horrendous" because he has been in the grips of depression.

He told Style magazine: "It's been horrendous. I had to go - and wanted to go - on pills. My second time. The first time I wasn't so aware.

"It got to the stage last year where I thought I was on top of work, that I'd find a boyfriend and everything would be all right. But something was going wrong."

Will thinks his problems stem from the "shame" he has felt about being gay.

He explained: "What I've realised is that growing up knowing I was gay from a young age, I always felt extremely ashamed. It's a cliché but it's true.

"I've only just realised how shit that's made me feel about myself for a very, very long time."

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