Roman Kemp once thought about taking his own life while struggling with mental health

Roman Kemp shared about a time in his life when he contemplated suicide. The Capital FM presenter was ‘worried about things that didn’t even make sense’ when he thought taking his own life was the only way to end the pain

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Roman Kemp recalled his battle with suicidal thoughts and intentions.

The Capital Breakfast presenter, 29, explained how he once thought taking his own life was the “only way to stop” the pain he endured during his struggle with health his psyche.

Roman recounted that at one point during the battle, “his head was spinning like a whirlwind” and he “couldn’t stop crying” as he sat alone in the house.

I used to be a celebrity… Get me out of here! contestant spoke to Dragons’ star Den Steven Bartlett about his past experiences, in hopes of normalizing conversations about men’s mental health.

Roman admits in Podcast Diary of a CEO that he was contemplating jumping in front of a train car in 2019, after taking antidepressants and hitting rock bottom on his mental health.

Roman Kemp recalls a time in his life that made him think about suicide

“When you’re in that area, in an absolute whirlpool, everything gets blurry,” he recalls to podcast host Steven.

“All I know when I’m in the house, I’m just sitting in my pants and I can’t stop crying.

“I can’t stop worrying about everything. My head is spinning.

“I was worried about things that weren’t even logical.

Roman continued: “I can’t describe what my brain is telling me. Whatever may be a problem in my head, is a problem.

The traumatic experience happened a year before the star lost a close friend to suicide


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“You’re thinking you look bad, you didn’t do this, your tax bill, did you ever do this… countless voices.

“At that point, I thought, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ The only thing I could think about was, ‘Okay, I’m going to take my own life. That’s the only way to stop this. .’

“You’re in such a stressful place that your mind just wants to explode.”

Thankfully, Shirley Holliman’s mother phoned the star and kept him on the phone, until she was able to go to his house and help him find help.

Shirlie Holliman rushes to his son’s house during his battle over mental health in 2019



The following year, Roman was heartbroken when close friend and colleague Joe Lyons took his own life at the age of 31.

Roman discovered the horrifying news while showing Capital Breakfast in August 2020 – where radio producer Joe worked alongside him.

Following the sad death of his friend, Roman starred in the NTA-nominated BBC documentary, Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency.

Informative and touching detailing the star’s battle with depression, as well as a broader look at mental health and the suicide crisis affecting young men across the country.

Roman talked about his late friend and colleague throughout the poignant documentary


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Roman said while discussing his late friend in the BBC documentary.

“More than three-quarters of men feel unable to talk to the people closest to them about their problems. It’s no coincidence that on the same day Joe died, the police force found seven other men the same age as Joe. He’s in a similar situation.”

* If you are struggling with mental health you can speak to a trained counselor from mental health charity Mind on 0300 123 3393 or email

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