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Australian pop star Brendan Maclean has revealed that he attempted to end his own life just two years ago.
The singer who turned 30 this week is a rising star in the music industry and has already released several big singles, including Tectonicand House of Air.
He also has a burgeoning acting career having starred in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby and alongside Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver in Tracks.
As he celebrated his 30 birthday, he reflected on certain things in his life so far and shared an intimate story about a failed suicide attempt, in order to try and break the stigma on the subject.
Although he regretted the incident, a chance meeting with a stranger helped restore his wellbeing and inspired him to write one of his best-known songs.
When I woke up the next day I mistook a boy on Grindr for a friend. I told him I'd confused him for someone else an… https://t.co/KSUOshf3HH — Brendan Maclean (@Brendan Maclean)
Maclean then continued the thread by adding that continuing to write music and knowing that it makes people happy is enough to keep him going.
PS. I'm gonna go see that fella tomorrow. We'll probably get stoned, go to the planetarium (it's narrated by Liam N… https://t.co/pba99WOPt9 — Brendan Maclean (@Brendan Maclean)
Maclean's tweets were then flooded with messages of support and praise for his honesty.
@ellafencemusic @christian_patey Looking forward to a beaut year of sharing and discovering new music and new people! 💟 — Brendan Maclean (@Brendan Maclean)
If you are feeling vulnerable, upset or depressed there is always someone available to talk and help.
You can contact the Samaritans 24-hours a day for free via their website or phone line 116123
If you're LGBTQI and in need of someone to talk to, Switchboard LGBT offer advice and help every day from 10am to 10pm on their website and on 0300 330 0630
Alternatively, if you suspect a young person might be feeling suicidal, you can call Childlinefor help and advice on 0800 1111.