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Adam Ant tells of medication hell

Adam Ant says a side effect of his bipolar medication meant he ''didn't make love for seven years''.
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Adam Ant says his bipolar medication meant he "didn't make love for seven years".

The 'Ant Music' singer has struggled with his psychiatric disorder for many years and blames being on heavy medication for leaving him unable to perform as a vocalist and causing alarming physical side effects.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I've come off the very heavy medication. I was on sodium valproate for seven years, which tells your brain not to get excited.

"I couldn't sleep when I wanted to sleep and I didn't make love for seven years. My hair fell out and I couldn't pick up a book, as I couldn't concentrate.

"I didn't write a song or pick up a guitar in that time - and piled on the weight. I may as well have been dead."

The flamboyant 'Prince Charming' singer, 56, is now on the comeback trail, however, after working with his doctor to come off medication completely. This has led to him recording a new album - 'Adam Ant Is The Blueback Hussar In Marrying The Gunner's Daughter.

Adam - real name Stuart Goddard - added: "The Blueback Hussar is me coming back to life. I was like The Terminator - I was like a dead man walking.

"I look at boxer Muhammad Ali, who is the greatest person I have ever met, and the battle he has had with his health. I am a fighter too. They can hold you down, like they did me, but I'll always be back."

Posted on 31 Dec 2010 09:45 to category : Music News

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