WILL Younger has revealed his late twin brother Rupert was consuming 24 hours a day earlier than his demise.
Pop Idol winner Will, 43, was left devastated in 2020 when Rupert took his personal life after years battling alcohol abuse and depression.
Regardless of stumping up tens of 1000’s of kilos for Rupert to undergo rehab and even housing him in his remaining years, Will was unable to avoid wasting his sibling.
Speaking publicly about Rupert’s death for the primary time in Channel 4 documentary Will Younger: Shedding My Twin Rupert, the singer says: “When issues received tough previously I’d be like, ‘Yeah, there’s £50,000 — have a stunning five-star journey to rehab’ and that went on for lots of years.”
The Evergreen singer, who has spent £500,000 overcoming his personal habit points, hopes the hour-long programme will assist different households going by an analogous state of affairs.
In 2005, Rupert attended a facility in Arizona, the place he found abuse he’d suffered as a teen in boarding faculty had sparked his psychological well being struggles.
He was recognized with a type of continual despair referred to as dysthymia, which causes low temper.
Attending to the foundation of his issues spurred him to assist others — so in 2008 he arrange a psychological well being charity, Temper Basis, which went on to boost 1000’s of kilos.
Rupert did handle to go teetotal for 3 years, and proud Will even received a tattoo of his brother’s initials to mark the achievement, however his sobriety wasn’t too final.
Round every week earlier than Rupert’s demise, Will reported his brother as a trespasser and had him faraway from his home.
He says: “On the finish, he could be consuming 24 hours a day. You’ve received this monster who’s not shifting. So the one factor was to throw him out but additionally to bear in mind he would possibly find yourself killing himself. I used to be OK with the whole lot I’d performed to attempt to assist him.”
In July 2020, Rupert was admitted to hospital after threatening to leap off Westminster Bridge.
Three days later he managed to discharge himself earlier than taking his personal life on the identical location.
Two law enforcement officials knocked on his door to interrupt the information to Will.
The singer, who is ready to go on a UK tour later this 12 months, admits: “I had a giant second the place I realised I couldn’t save him and that introduced an entire lot of grief.
“Now I simply really feel very grateful that I received 42 years with him.”
Will Younger: Shedding My Twin Rupert is on Channel 4 tomorrow at 10.05pm.
You are Not Alone
EVERY 90 minutes within the UK a life is misplaced to suicide.
It would not discriminate, touching the lives of individuals in each nook of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and medical doctors, actuality stars and footballers.
It is the largest killer of individuals underneath the age of 35, extra lethal than most cancers and automotive crashes.
And males are 3 times extra prone to take their very own life than ladies.
But it is hardly ever spoken of, a taboo that threatens to proceed its lethal rampage until all of us cease and take discover, now.
That’s the reason The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.
The goal is that by sharing sensible recommendation, elevating consciousness and breaking down the boundaries folks face when speaking about their psychological well being, we will all do our bit to assist save lives.
Let’s all vow to ask for assist once we want it, and hear out for others… You’re Not Alone.
If you happen to, or anybody you recognize, wants assist coping with psychological well being issues, the next organisations present help:
- CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
- Heads Collectively, www.headstogether.org.uk
- Thoughts, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
- Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
- Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123
- Movember, www.uk.movember.com
- Anxiousness UK www.anxietyuk.org.uk, 03444 775 774 Monday-Friday 9.30am-10pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-8pm
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