Olly Murs Recalls Period When He "Lost" Himself: "I Got A Bit Depressed"

5 July 2013, 17:00

The 'Heart Skips A Beat' singer says he felt extremely low for several months two years ago.

Olly Murs has revealed he went through a low phase during his first few months presenting on The Xtra Factor UK in 2011 and felt everything was "going wrong" for him.

The 'Troublemaker' singer admits he started to drink a lot more while feeling worried about doing a "rubbish job" on the show, before he eventually sorted himself out and refocused with the help of his team.

"I've only really had one period when I lost myself and felt like I was going to lose my career and that was when I first began presenting X Factor spin-off The Xtra Factor two years ago," Olly reveals, in an emotional editorial column for the Daily Mail. "I was worried if I did a rubbish job live on Saturday night TV that my music career was going to get affected and I would lose everything.

"I got a bit depressed and started believing it was all going wrong," the 'Heart Skips A Beat' singer continued. "I was drinking most days feeling I'd lost some of my personality and trying to make myself a bit happier.

"It wasn't a long period, maybe a couple of months, but my team around me noticed what was happening and helped me sort myself out.

"I think of myself as quite a strong character and I don't want this career or industry to get the better of me," Olly added.

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The 'Army Of Two' singer went on to explained that he feels he "feeds" off the knowledge that no matter what you do not everyone will like you, and adds that it "keeps me going so I can prove so many people wrong".

Olly Murs is currently touring the UK as the support on Robbie Williams' 'Take The Crown' UK stadium tour and has promised to return with his fourth studio album around summer 2014.