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Roman Kemp reveals he considered jumping in front of a train during his depressive battle

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Roman Kemp has revealed that he considered jumping in front of a train during his battle with depression.

Capital’s radio host, 28, spoke candidly about his mental health issues, recalling how he was “in his head” with everything.

Discussing the moment in 2019 in The Sun’s Fabulous, he said: “All this pressure just got over me. I remember being in my bedroom not knowing what to do. That day I thought about going to the train station and jumping in front of a train.’

Honest: Roman Kemp revealed he considered jumping in front of a train during his depression battle

During the all-encompassing interview, the TV star was joined by his mother Shirlie, 59, who rose to fame in the 1980s with Wham! and as one half of Pepsi & Shirlie.

She shares an incredibly close bond with her son and was the guiding light he turned to when his thoughts became “blurred” after he was off his antidepressants.

Shirlie, who has suffered from anxiety all her life, said the “worry never ends” and that she would have “failed at her job” if Roman couldn’t talk to her.

Troubled times: Capital's 28-year-old radio host spoke candidly about his mental health issues, recalling how he was

Troubled times: Capital’s 28-year-old radio host spoke candidly about his mental health issues, recalling how he was “all over his head” (pictured above with Dad Martin)

She said there is a misunderstanding in society where it is believed that the higher up the ladder you go, the more successful you are.

“That’s what I experienced when I went to the top of fame and realized that there is nothing here. It was a lonely place,’ she noted.

The past 15 months have been challenging for the presenter, as his friend and colleague Joe Lyons committed suicide last August at the age of 31.

Close bond: Roman and his mother Shirlie (pictured in 2019) share an incredibly close bond with and she was the guiding light he turned to when his thoughts became 'blurred' after coming off his antidepressants

Close bond: Roman and his mother Shirlie (pictured in 2019) share an incredibly close bond with and she was the guiding light he turned to when his thoughts became ‘blurred’ after coming off his antidepressants

Roman learned of the news while presenting his Capital Breakfast show and is still trying to come to terms with it.

Joe’s tragic death led to Roman’s documentary titled Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency, which was based on the mental health and suicide crisis affecting young men.

In his memory, Roman is also a patron of Joe’s Buddy Line, which aims to provide mental health workshops in schools.

Sad: The past 15 months have presented the presenter with challenges as his friend and colleague Joe Lyons committed suicide last August at the age of 31 (pictured together)

Sad: The past 15 months have presented the presenter with challenges as his friend and colleague Joe Lyons committed suicide last August at the age of 31 (pictured together)

he said yes [it’s good to be able to help people], but I’d rather have my boyfriend back. That’s what’s so hard. You do this and make sure you feel good. But then I remember why I’m doing it and it’s shit.’

Elsewhere during the conversation, Roman remained in lockdown, saying it was “weird and rather sad” that he could see his father, Spandau Ballet star Martin, 60, but not his mother.

The father and son filmed together for Celebrity Gogglebox, as well as for their ITV show Martin And Roman’s Weekend Best!

Roman concluded the interview by admitting that he and sister Harley Moon are trying to pursue the relationship of their parents, who have been married for 33 years.

He’s currently single after breaking up with Australian radio producer Codie Jones earlier this year, but there’s no doubt Shirlie won’t be short of updates on love life as there are ‘no secrets’ between the mother and son.

If anything in this story affected you, call the Samaritans at 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org, or click here.

Family first: Elsewhere in the chat, Roman remained on lockdown, saying it was 'weird and pretty sad' that he could see his dad but not his mom (pictured together in 2019)

Family first: Elsewhere in the chat, Roman remained on lockdown, saying it was ‘weird and pretty sad’ that he could see his dad but not his mom (pictured together in 2019)

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