Will Young considered breaking his leg to escape Strictly Come Dancing
29 May 2017 - 9:00 AM

Will Young considered breaking his leg to escape Strictly Come Dancing

Will Young considered breaking his own leg as an excuse to withdraw from "Strictly Come Dancing".

The 38-year-old singer-songwriter abruptly quit the BBC programme in October 2016 due to "horrific" post traumatic stress disorder and Will has now revealed the depths of his worries.

Will - who developed a stammer and became fearful of going to the "Strictly" studio - shared: "I was really ill. I was dragging myself to rehearsals. I just couldn't do it any more.

"It was so bad I thought - I'm not joking - I thought about breaking my leg."

The singer admitted his "Strictly" experience turned out to be be a nightmare, even though he was so excited at the outset.

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He told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: "I decided to take on "Strictly" because I bloody love dancing. And I bloody hated it, because I was so ill."

Will was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder while appearing in "Cabaret" in London's West End in 2012 and it has even led him to feel suicidal.

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Since then, he has spent an enormous amount of money on three spells in therapy.

He explained: "It's really expensive. I've probably spent at least half a million quid on my therapy. I've spent at least £200,000 on treatment alone. I could afford it - most people can't. It makes me desperately sad."

During his time on the show, Will had an on-air disagreement with judge Len Goodman about one of his performances.

Len subsequently blamed himself for the singer's departure.

He said: "Suddenly, he's not doing "Strictly" any more. I thought "Oh, Christ, I do hope it's not because of me."

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