Musicians do appear to be affected disproportionately by mental health issues.
You only have to look at the untimely deaths of famous pop and rock stars to see this is the case.
Sportsmen and women too are badly scarred by mental illness, with high profile suicides of Gary Speed, who took his own life in 2011 at the age of 42.
One of Take That’s founding members is now opening up about his own problems.
Now 44, Robbie Williams has just revealed that his own mind battles began at 19, came to a head when he turned 33 and entered rehab at The Priory.
Like many men, he admits his wife, Ayda Field, has saved him repeatedly.
Again, admitting to problems is a fantastic first step and we applaud Robbie Williams and thousands of other men who hold their hands and say “I’m struggling.”
It’s not a weakness to admit to depression, anxiety or stress – it’s a strength and hopefully his very public lead will encourage other men to speak out too.