Will Young’s gay shame left him addicted to porn

British singer Will Young felt shame over his sexuality, leading him to become depressed, single and addicted to porn

Will Young’s gay shame left him addicted to porn
08 October 2012

British pop star Will Young has said his hidden shame about being gay made him depressed, single and addicted to porn.

He made his comments to British newspaper Metro.

Openly gay Young, began 2011 on a high as his latest album took the number one spot, but since then it has been a downward spiral of misery.

‘It got to the stage last year where I though I was on top of work, that everything would be all right,’ he said.

‘But something was going wrong. What I 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.’

The 33-year-old who shot to fame after he won ITV’s singing competition, Pop Idol back in 2002, has had a run of bad relationships over the past five years causing him to be single at the moment.

‘It doesn’t even help when you have loads of money,’ Young added.

‘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.’

He added he now had an internet browser that blocked porn.

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Cameron Diaz: ‘I have been with a lady’

The US actress revealed to openly gay TV host Andy Cohen that she has taken a dip ‘in the lady pond’
No thumbnail available

Oh yes it is! Study reveals serious side of Christmas panto

Research claims Britain’s pantomime tradition was used as a form of hard-hitting political satire during the Victorian era
No thumbnail available

North Dakota will be final US state to have gay marriage ban tested in court

Every remaining state ban on same-sex marriage in America will be tested in court after lawyers announced they would file a case against North Dakota over its ban on gay and lesbian couples marring
No thumbnail available

Glenn Beck calls Russian homophobia ‘hetero-fascism’

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck has declared the climate of homophobia in Russia to be ‘hetero-fascism,’ likening it to Nazi Germany, and says he will stand with gay activists against it
No thumbnail available

Live like a VIP in Staying Cool’s penthouse

We checked in to the penthouse apartment in the iconic Rotunda, Birmingham, England, for a weekend of shopping, clubbing and more
No thumbnail available

A majority of Americans over age of 55 now find gay relationships 'morally acceptable'

New poll shows acceptance has gone up by 25% in last 12 years
No thumbnail available

Medical body fights to extend HPV vaccination for gay men

BASHH wants gay men to be protected from disease that can cause genital warts and cancer
No thumbnail available

British pensioner jailed in Morocco for gay sex

The 69-year-old will spend the next four months sleeping on the floor of an overcrowded cell
No thumbnail available

India trans activists demand protection amid rise in violence

Recent murder of a transgender woman is blamed on state and police apathy
No thumbnail available

Filipino beauty says no to trans in Miss Universe

Gay group calls on 90s Miss Universe runner-up Miriam Quiambao to join her trans 'sisters' after opposing pageant's policy change