Olly Murs: “I felt like I just wanted to drink”

Olly Murs - Party in the Park, LeedsPhoto: James Genchi / Flecking Records

Olly Murs has opened up about the tough time he went through.

The sexy singer, who found fame after coming second on The X Factor, said that it was his managers’ concern that brought things to a head.

“I did 8 Out Of 10 Cats with comedian Jimmy Carr, but I really wasn’t myself,” the 28-year-old told the Sunday Mirror.

“I was rubbish – I hardly said anything, I pretty much just sat there, feeling strange.

“My head was all over the place.

“I sat there and just listened to [my managers] shouting and then I just started crying.

“I felt like I just wanted to drink – note that word, ‘wanted’ to drink. I’ve never “wanted” to drink in my life!

“I felt like I needed a boost and drinking was that boost.

“Looking back, I don’t think I was depressed, as it happens – I was just exhausted, run down.”