Roman Kemp has revealed that the advice he received from his friend, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, helped him through his battle with depression.
The 29-year-old former Capital Breakfast host has been outspoken about his mental health struggles and last year released a documentary about the mental health crisis affecting young men.
Speaking to the Sunday Mirror, Kemp said: ‘Ed told me there’s dirty water up there and the more you let it run, it turns clear.
“Every time I talk about how I feel, the water becomes clearer.”
In March 2021, Kemp released a documentary on BBC Three titled Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency, following the death of friend and Capital Radio producer Joe Lyons.
Reflecting on the death of his friend, Kemp, son of Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp, said: “I am still processing his death.
“Every day I set foot on the set of the Capital, I am in the worst situation I have ever lived in my life. I always have flashbacks. “
He added: “For every suicide, 140 people are affected. Joe has influenced so many people. I’m sure he’ll be proud of what we’re doing but I still hate him for it. He’s the furthest thing from a suicidal person.
“Some people don’t wear masks, others do. The majority wore masks and we didn’t know what was going on.”
In the documentary, Kemp revealed that he considered taking his own life after battling depression for over a decade.
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Kemp met 31-year-old Sheeran through the music industry and has a tattoo on her leg drawn by the Shape Of You singer.
Although often found behind a microphone, Kemp has also appeared on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Celebrity Gogglebox.
Kemp Prepares To Release A Book – Are You Really Okay? – later this month, will tackle the stigma surrounding mental health and see the radio host expand on his own difficult experiences.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/roman-kemp-ed-sheeran-gave-me-advice-to-help-battle-depression-42070453.html Roman Kemp: Ed Sheeran gave me advice to help fight depression