Adam Ant Forced into Psychiatric Care

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80’s new wave singer [lastfm]Adam Ant[/lastfm] has been “sectioned” under the UK’s Mental Health Act, after a recent public performance wherein he told a crowd to “f–k off.” When you’re famous and you swear at a crowd, you’re given a comfy place to rest.  If you’re not famous and you swear at a crowd, well then, you probably just live on Venice Beach or something. 

The former [lastfm]Adam and the Ants[/lastfm] singer, who reportedly suffers from depression and bipolar disorder, is currently receiving treatment at  Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

In a statement released by the singer, Ant requested postcards in lieu of physical visits:

Please don’t come down here as it may upset the staff who have been really pleasant.

Born, Stuart Goddard, the performer continued:

I am having a well earned rest at Her Majesty’s Pleasure and am painting and continuing being an art student. I have a great view and am considering gigs later in the year.

Meanwhile, the cartoon character Atom Ant continues to be awesome:

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[Source: NME]


One Comment

  1. Tami Heide says:

    Adam Ant has been sent to a psychiatric hospital for care again. The last time he was placed under mental health care was in 2003.
    Adam Ant, real name Stuart Goddard, had been in a psych ward for several months in 2003. At that time had tried to smash through a neighbor’s door, pulled his pants down, and then reclined and tried to sleep.
    Last week, Goddard reportedly unleashed a “tirade of abuse” on an audience at a charity concert. At one point he asked if there were any Christians in attendance, then told them to “f**k off”. He was placed in psychiatric care under Britain’s Mental Health Act.
    Goddard recently told fans he had his lifelong bipolar disorder under control, and credited his 12-year-old daughter Lily with inspiring him to get help. He said, “Times got bad. I lost my mind. But I’m back.”
    Here’s wishing him good mental health.

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