Adam Ant lands in mental hospital after ranting at Christians
The '80s world is falling apart this week. First, Bret Michaels is sent back to the hospital with a "warning stroke" and "hole in his heart." Then U2's Bono undergoes emergency spinal surgery. Now we hear that Adam Ant has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act in England.
"It follows a series of troubled public appearances, including a concert last week where he unleashed a tirade of abuse at Christians during a charity gig," the Daily Mail reports. "On May 11, Adam, real name Stuart Goddard, was due to play a 30-minute set at the Oasis Centre to raise money for starving children in the Phillipines. During the show, he invited a four-year-old boy up on stage and began to teach him the words to The Who's My Generation. And when the frustrated crowd started to leave, he began screaming obscenities at them.He even asked if there were any Christians in the room, and then told them to 'f**k off'."
Adam Ant even confirmed his "incarceration" to fans. The Music Fix website says he sent this message to fans:
"Ant fans - please send me postcards at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Fulham Road. Please don't come down here as it may upset the staff who have been really pleasant. 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."
The pop star has a history of depression. According to the Daily Mail, "when he announced his comeback just weeks ago he told reporters that he had learned to live with manic depression." He said his daughter Lily was his "reason for living."
"She has never seen Adam perform and doesn’t know what The Ants were all about,’ he said. "I’ve had this lifelong battle against manic depression, but I’ve had to overcome it for her sake. Times got bad. I lost my mind. But I’m back."