Roman Kemp has revealed that he considered jumping in front of a train during his battle with depression.
Radio host Capital, 28, spoke candidly about his mental health issues, recalling how he was ‘caught in his brain’ about everything.
Discussing the moment in 2019 with The Sun’s Fabulous, he said, “All of this pressure has come over me. I remember being in my room not knowing what to do. That day, I thought about going to the station and jumping in front of a train.
Honest: Roman Kemp revealed he considered jumping in front of a train during his battle with depression
During the revealing interview, the TV star was joined by her mother Shirlie, 59, who rose to 80s fame with Wham! and like half of Pepsi & Shirlie.
She shares an incredibly close bond with her son and was the guide he turned to when his thoughts got “blurry” after stopping his antidepressants.
Shirlie, who has suffered from anxiety her entire life, said that “the worry never ends” and that she would have “failed at her job” if Roman hadn’t been able to talk to her.
Hard times: Radio host Capital, 28, spoke candidly about his mental health issues, recalling how he was ‘caught in his brain’ over everything (pictured above with Father Martin)
She said there is a misconception in society that you assume that the higher you go up the ladder, the more successful you are.
“I experienced it when I got to the top of my game and realized there was nothing here. It was a lonely place, ”she noted.
The past 15 months have posed challenges for the presenter as last August his friend and colleague Joe Lyons committed suicide at the age of 31.
Knitted: Roman and his mother Shirlie (pictured in 2019) share an incredibly close bond with her and she was the guide he turned to when his thoughts became ‘hazy’ after he stopped taking his antidepressants
Roman learned the news while hosting his show Capital Breakfast and is still trying to accept it.
Joe’s tragic death sparked Roman’s documentary Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency, which drew on the mental health crisis and suicide affecting young men.
In his memory, Roman is also the godfather of Joe’s Buddy Line which aims to offer mental health workshops in schools.
Sad: The past 15 months have posed challenges for the presenter as last August his friend and colleague Joe Lyons committed suicide at the age of 31 (pictured together)
He said yes [it’s good to be able to help people], but I would rather find my friend. This is what is so difficult. You do this thing and you feel great. But then I remember why I do it and it’s crap.
Elsewhere during the conversation, Roman lingered on the lockdown and said it was “weird and pretty sad” that he got to see his father, Spandau Ballet star Martin, 60, but not his mother.
The father and son filmed together for Celebrity Gogglebox, as well as their ITV show Martin And Roman’s Weekend Best!
Roman concluded the interview by admitting that he and his sister Harley Moon are trying to emulate their parents’ relationship, who have been married for 33 years.
He is currently single after finishing with Australian radio producer Codie Jones earlier this year, but there is no doubt that Shirlie will not be short of love life updates as there are “no secrets” between mother and son.
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Family First: Elsewhere during the conversation, Roman lingered on the lockdown and said it was ‘weird and sad enough’ that he could see his father but not his mother (pictured together in 2019)