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‘Desperation takes over’: former East 17 star tells of his long battle with depression

Apr 2nd, 2015 by

As Brian Harvey speaks out on mental health, music industry is urged to protect its artists

The former lead singer of the 1990s band East 17, Brian Harvey, considered suicide last month, has been on the verge of being evicted and cannot afford to heat his home, it has emerged in a radio interview that campaigners hope will spur the multi-billion-pound music industry to do more to protect its artists.

Simon Danczuk, the outspoken Labour MP, has condemned record labels for “chewing up and spitting out” musicians ahead of the broadcast of an interview he did with the singer.

I have to sit there every Christmas and listen to myself while I don’t even have the money for a Christmas dinner

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