Do famous people become mentaly ill? AT

dancingAphex Twin has declared that all famous people are mentally ill. The combination of adulation and insecurity would drive anyone over the edge, he claimed, including himself.

“I have hung around with enough famous people to realise they’ve got a serious insecurity problem,” Richard D James told Q magazine. “I think you have to be mentally ill to be really famous … If you’re like Madonna, then you’re properly mentally ill, basically. Because you have to be … I’m only partially mentally ill, because I’m semi-famous!”

It’s that distaste for all-encompassing fame, “all the other stuff that goes with … pop music” that has kept James from collaborating with stars like Madonna. He also hates following directions – something that has kept him from taking soundtrack work. “As soon as I’ve got instructions it’s homework, and boring,” he said. “If it was my job to make music for films, then most of the time I wouldn’t do anything because I don’t like music in films.”


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