Peter Andre had a nervous breakdown in the 1990s at the height of his pop star fame.
The singer, now 50, sought psychiatric help at age 25 after descending into a “haze of nightclubs and groupies,” before spending six years in psychiatric wards and taking medication.
While the Mysterious Girl hitmaker insists he never touched drugs during the hedonistic days of his youth, he admits that he lost himself while having “lots of casual sex.”
Reality star Peter said his shirtless pose and “arrogance” were all part of it as he sought outside validation and acceptance.
He claims that to this day he still suffers from brain fog panic attacks after his poor mental health in the past, developing agoraphobia – a fear of going out – and vertigo.
Troubles: Peter Andre, now 50, had a nervous breakdown at the height of his fame as a pop star in the 1990s
Help: The singer sought psychiatric help at the age of 25 after descending into a “haze of nightclubs and groupies,” before spending six years in psychiatric wards and taking medication (pictured in 1996)
said Peter The times“It was a matter of uncertainty, trying to prove a point because of the years you didn’t get hired.
“I don’t like who I became when I only hung out with girls and didn’t care. I just went for a tangent.’
After his breakdown, Peter returned to his childhood home in Australia before going into hiding in America.
He insists that he is a completely different person today, and that he is much more humble and calm, and blames his arrogance when he was younger on “just a self-defense mechanism.”
“In the 1990s guys thought, ‘Are you looking at my girl? and all that. But now I am not threatening in any way, shape or form,” he said.
Peter’s star rose again in 2004 when he appeared in the ITV jungle reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, where he met his ex-wife Katie Price.
The entertainer has had a successful career in show business that has spanned more than 30 years after first signing a record deal at the age of 16.
And he insists it’s his “friendliness” and “great team” that helped him stay in the game for so long.
Partying: While the Mysterious Girl hitmaker insisted he never touched drugs during the hedonistic days of his youth, he admits to losing himself while having “lots of casual sex” (pictured in 1996)
Seeking Approval: Reality star Peter said his shirtless pose and “arrogance” were all part of it as he sought external validation and acceptance (pictured in 1996)
Power couple: After a brief dip in popularity, Peter built a reality TV career with his first wife, Katie Price, after they came together in 2004’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here
“Being nice in this industry and getting along with people doesn’t mean you won’t fall. But if you try to get up, someone will reach out and help you because of how nice you’ve been,” he explained.
Peter first rose to fame in 1989, when he took part in an Australian talent show called New Faces at the age of 16.
As a result, he was offered a recording contract.
Peter was then sent to the UK where he recorded his debut single Drive Me Crazy and his breakthrough hit Gimme Little Sign.
After a brief dip in popularity, Peter built a reality TV career with his first wife, Katie Price, after they came together on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.
Meanwhile, Peter — whose son Junior, 17, has launched a music career — recently reminisced about his 1990s pop stardom, admitting he once stripped down to share a naked sauna with the Backstreet Boys while hanging out with them. tour was in Germany.
He admitted that while they “weren’t too thrilled about it,” they were “looking at each other and giggling.”
Memories: It comes after Peter revealed that he once shared a naked sauna with the Backstreet Boys while on tour with them in Germany
The Backstreet Boys – consisting of members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson – rose to fame in 1993, selling over 100 million records worldwide, and Peter had the opportunity to tour with them.
Speak against The times last month he explained, “I toured with the Backstreet Boys for a year and we played basketball in the afternoon and hung out in the best restaurants and nightclubs after the shows, but one time we decided to visit a steam room and sauna in Germany.
“We got into our towels and quickly realized everyone else was naked, which we weren’t thrilled about.”
‘It was also a mixed sauna, so we just sat there between all those naked men and women. We all looked at each other and giggled.’
Iconic: The Backstreet Boys – consisting of members (LR) Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson – rose to fame in 1993, selling over 100 million records worldwide (pictured in 1997)