They say a dog is man’s best friend. And it seems the sentiment is especially pertinent for pop star Will Young.
The star has paid emotional tribute to his dog Esme on social media, taking to Twitter and Instagram to thank his pet pooch for all she’s done for him.
This includes helping him through ‘5 years of the most hideous illness’, he said.
The Jealousy singer got Esme from Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand.
‘This dog has got me through 5 years of the most hideous illness and helped me get well again . Thank you Esme xxx’ he wrote.
He furthermore added on Instagram that it’s an illness he ‘wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.’
‘There’s a part of my brain that is telling me that you’re about to die’
Although it’s unclear what illness Will is referring to, the star’s been bravely outspoken about his struggles with mental health in the past.
He was last year quoted in The Mirror as saying: ‘There’s a part of my brain that is telling me that you’re about to die, you either shut down, freeze or you run. The only thing I can do is go to bed.’
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