Pro Green: I suffer with depression

Professor Green said he suffers from depression

Professor Green said he suffers from depression

First published in National Entertainment News © by

Professor Green has opened up about suffering from depression.

The Read All About It rapper said he goes through phases of being down and also struggles with obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety, and explained that it can be tough because some assume that life is perfect for people in his position.

Pro Green, whose new single Lullaby is about depression, told Metro: "My father committed suicide and I suffer with depression - it's not manic, thank god. I don't even realise when I get down, my OCD gets a lot worse. I'm [also] a complete hypochondriac.

'It's not cool and manifests in so many different ways that you don't even realise: anxiety is a difficult thing to have to deal with too."

The singer, who is married to former Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh, went on: "The worst part is people assume that those in my position and of others in similar circumstances, that everything is perfect - if you've got a good job, a wife, then everything must be fine, you're not allowed to feel down about it.

'It's even worse for yourself when you go 'I don't know why I feel how I feel, but I do'."

The star, whose real name is Stephen Manderson, added: "The most important thing to do is talk."

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2:08pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Brown Envelopes says...

Life's so hard mate,
Try doing it with no money and no millionaire's posh girlfriend to b*ng away all night.
I got OCD and Bi Polar I will trade places with you any day !
Life's so hard mate, Try doing it with no money and no millionaire's posh girlfriend to b*ng away all night. I got OCD and Bi Polar I will trade places with you any day ! Brown Envelopes
  • Score: -7

5:21pm Fri 22 Aug 14

DGee123 says...

Pity you haven't got any empathy, given you suffer from similar conditions!
Pity you haven't got any empathy, given you suffer from similar conditions! DGee123
  • Score: -2

5:36pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Nelly99 says...

Fancy having a degree and then being depressed. I blame the eductaion system!
Fancy having a degree and then being depressed. I blame the eductaion system! Nelly99
  • Score: -4

6:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

All that skunk he smokes
All that skunk he smokes Howard Cháse
  • Score: -4

6:58pm Fri 22 Aug 14

DGee123 says...

So, it's okay for Robin Williams to suffer with depression, but not this guy?

Anyone can suffer with depression, and it doesn't matter how successful they are or how supportive and wonderful their family is. If those things could help, it would be called "feeling a bit crap about life", not depression, which is the inability to feel good about things, regardless!
So, it's okay for Robin Williams to suffer with depression, but not this guy? Anyone can suffer with depression, and it doesn't matter how successful they are or how supportive and wonderful their family is. If those things could help, it would be called "feeling a bit crap about life", not depression, which is the inability to feel good about things, regardless! DGee123
  • Score: 4
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