In a Channel 4 documentary, Will Young candidly discusses the suicide of his brother and how he realized he couldn’t save him.
Will Young spoke out about the pain he felt when he had to move his twin brother Rupert from his home a week before he died.
Rupert, who was 41, died in July 2020 by suicide after falling from Westminster Bridge. Rupert had been suffering from depression for many years and was addicted to painkillers and alcohol.
Will, 43, spoke candidly today in a Channel 4 documentary called Will Young: Losing my Twin Rupert. “monster”He drank.
The singer also shared the heartbreaking moment when he realized that he had been cheating on his wife. “couldn’t save”His sibling.
He said that Pop Idol winner, who was also his brother’s caregiver in the years preceding his death, stated: “My day would start. Either he was sick or he would have peed on the sofa, so I’d have to clear that up, then go get more beers and codeine because he was addicted to painkillers.”
Rupert died one week prior to Rupert’s death. Rupert had reported his brother as a Trespasser just a few days before Rupert died.
Additional information: “At the end, he would be drinking 24 hours a day. You’ve got this monster who’s not moving. So the only thing was to throw him out but also to be aware he might end up killing himself. I was OK with everything I’d done to try to help him.”
He admitted that he felt a little sad in the days following the death of his brother. “whole lot of grief”He realized he couldn’t save himself.
He now looks back, however, and says he is grateful for the time he shared with him.
Will continued to emotional say “I did everything I could to not let him die.”
The documentary is the first time Evergreen’s singer has talked openly about his brother’s struggles following his death.
Will explains how the two children were not of the same nature but shared a similar personality. “best friends”.
He went on to explain how Rupert’s downward spiral started during their school years, with his first self-harm incidents being at the age of 13.
He shared that his brother attempted suicide when he was 18 years old.
He also stated that Pop Idol made his brother more dependent on alcohol, and that Will would be used by him to jump in nightclub queues.
The documentary also shows Rupert and Will’s parents looking back at their childhood.
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