Will Young recalls agony over twin brother Rupert’s suicide after being unable to ‘save him’

Will Younger remembers agony over twin brother Rupert’s suicide after being unable to ‘save him’

Will Younger has shared his agony at being compelled to throw his twin brother Rupert out of his residence, only a week earlier than his sibling’s tragic suicide.

Rupert fell from Westminster Bridge in July 2020 aged 41 following a protracted battle with depression and an dependancy to alcohol and painkillers. 

And in his new Channel 4 documentary – which airs on Monday – Will, 43, mirrored on the tumultuous time during which Rupert was a ‘monster’ after ingesting ’24 hours a day’, with the star admitting he ‘could not save’ his sibling.

Heartbreaking: Will Young has shared his agony at being forced to throw his twin brother Rupert out of his home, just a week before his sibling's tragic suicide

Heartbreaking: Will Younger has shared his agony at being compelled to throw his twin brother Rupert out of his residence, only a week earlier than his sibling’s tragic suicide

Talking candidly in Will Younger: Shedding My Twin Rupert, the Pop Idol winner heartbreakingly advised how after Rupert had taken his personal life, he ‘had an enormous second the place I realised I couldn’t save him.’ 

Will, who within the years earlier than Rupert’s demise was his carer, stated: ‘My day would begin. Both he was sick or he would have peed on the couch, so I’d need to clear that up, then go get extra beers and codeine as a result of he was hooked on painkillers.’

Every week earlier than Rupert’s demise, Will had reported him as a trespasser and had him faraway from his residence. 

He continued: ‘On the finish, he can be ingesting 24 hours a day. You’ve received this monster who’s not shifting. So the one factor was to throw him out but in addition to bear in mind he may find yourself killing himself. I used to be OK with the whole lot I’d achieved to attempt to assist him.’

Tragic: n his new Channel 4 documentary - which airs on Monday - Will, 43, reflected on the tumultuous time in which Rupert turned into a 'monster' after drinking '24 hours a day', with the star admitting he 'couldn't save' his sibling.

Tragic: n his new Channel 4 documentary – which airs on Monday – Will, 43, mirrored on the tumultuous time during which Rupert was a ‘monster’ after ingesting ’24 hours a day’, with the star admitting he ‘could not save’ his sibling.

Reflecting on how he felt following Rupert’s demise, Will stated: ‘I had an enormous second the place I realised I couldn’t save him and that introduced an entire lot of grief. Now I simply really feel very grateful that I received 42 years with him.’

In a heartbreaking assertion, he added within the documentary: ‘I did the whole lot I may to not let him die’. 

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For many years, Rupert battled together with his psychological well being, together with melancholy and PTSD, and made many suicide threats and makes an attempt and within the movie, the singer advised the way it was ‘essential’ to inform Rupert’s story in order that others struggling wouldn’t ‘really feel alone’.

Will detailed how the downward spiral started after the twins have been abused by lecturers in boarding faculty, with Rupert starting to self-harm aged 13 earlier than later happening to make his first suicide try at 18.

Family: Rupert fell from Westminster Bridge in July 2020 following a long battle with mental health and an addiction to alcohol and painkillers (Rupert and Will pictured in 2008)

Household: Rupert fell from Westminster Bridge in July 2020 following a protracted battle with psychological well being and an dependancy to alcohol and painkillers (Rupert and Will pictured in 2008)

The Depart Proper Now singer stated that regardless of remedy and rehab, Rupert’s melancholy continued and recalled a distressing time when Rupert was sat within the Pop Idol viewers together with his ‘his wrists dripping with blood’ following an earlier suicide try.

Rupert refused medical consideration till he’d seen his brother carry out on stage.

Will revealed within the movie that his success on Pop Idol, which he gained after beating Gareth Gates, noticed Rupert sinking deeper into alcohol dependancy, together with his sibling utilizing his fame to leap ‘nightclub queue after nightclub queue, saying, “I’m Will Younger’s brother”.’

Will shared: ‘The tales that got here again to me. The quantity of folks that know Rupert round London is insane, significantly if it’s a reasonably brunette.

‘”Oh, I met your brother”. Yeah, I guess you have got. I discovered it hysterical.’

Amid his hovering fame, Will then found the true extent of his brother’s ingesting, earlier than noting: ‘however the anxiousness and melancholy Rupert felt was there earlier than the alcohol’.

Sad: Speaking candidly in Will Young: Losing My Twin Rupert, the Pop Idol winner heartbreakingly told how after Rupert had taken his own life, he 'had a big moment where I realised I couldn¿t save him' (pictured in October 2021)

Unhappy: Talking candidly in Will Younger: Shedding My Twin Rupert, the Pop Idol winner heartbreakingly advised how after Rupert had taken his personal life, he ‘had an enormous second the place I realised I couldn’t save him’ (pictured in October 2021)

Recalling how alcohol would change his brother, Will defined: ‘I may inform actually shortly when he was drunk. You’d see that look in his eye. He would flip and it was scary.’

Amid the devastating look again at Rupert’s demons, the documentary noticed Will and his dad and mom Robin and Annabel make a journey down reminiscence lane with childhood footage and movies.

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Will and Rupert’s dad Robin mirrored: ‘He gave us a whole lot of pleasure. And it is simply…it appears such a waste that he’s gone now.’

With mum Annabel including: ‘Good instances, joyful instances.’ 

Whereas one other emotional scene sees Will and a lady break down as they have a look at a mural embroidered with cloth containing messages from individuals whose family members battle dependancy. 

The All Time Love later added his personal cloth with a message which merely learn ‘It is OK’, indicating his acceptance and understanding that his brother may now not go on. 

Shocking: The Leave Right Now singer said that despite therapy and rehab, Rupert's depression continued and recalled a distressing time when Rupert was sat in the Pop Idol audience with his 'his wrists dripping with blood' following an earlier suicide attempt (pictured with Will in 2009)

Stunning: The Depart Proper Now singer stated that regardless of remedy and rehab, Rupert’s melancholy continued and recalled a distressing time when Rupert was sat within the Pop Idol viewers together with his ‘his wrists dripping with blood’ following an earlier suicide try (pictured with Will in 2009) 

Rupert died on July 30 2020, simply days after he was admitted to Man’s and St Thomas’ Hospital on July 28, when he had been seen strolling alongside the sting of a bridge within the capital.

St Pancras Coroner’s Courtroom in north London was advised he had been admitted to hospital 4 instances within the week previous to his demise, as he struggled with alcoholism and his psychological well being.

He was attempting to keep away from homelessness and advised hospital employees that he had been trying to contact his father for a spot to remain earlier than leaving the hospital with out telling anybody, the inquest heard.

Senior coroner Mary Hassell gave a ruling of suicide at a listening to in January, discovering that Rupert had supposed to take his personal life.

Following the conclusion of the inquest, singer Will stated it had been a tough time for himself and his household.

‘These working inside the NHS do an incredible job underneath very tough circumstances,’ he advised reporters.

Loss: Rupert died on July 30 2020, just days after he was admitted to Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital on July 28, when he had been seen walking along the edge of a bridge in the capital (Rupert pictured in 2008)

Loss: Rupert died on July 30 2020, simply days after he was admitted to Man’s and St Thomas’ Hospital on July 28, when he had been seen strolling alongside the sting of a bridge within the capital (Rupert pictured in 2008)

‘And it is by no means been extra hard-pressed than for the time being, after all.

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‘Nonetheless, my brother is somebody who had, within the months and weeks earlier than his demise, been into hospital on numerous instances following suicide makes an attempt.’

Will stated he was ‘astounded’ that his brother had been allowed to go away hospital two days after his suicide try with out being referred to a guide psychiatrist.

‘It’s my perception that it should, or ought to have, been apparent to all involved that he was at excessive danger of suicide and may have been detained underneath the Psychological Well being Act for his personal security,’ he stated.

‘Had this been achieved, he may nonetheless be alive right now. I do know we’re not the one household on this state of affairs and I pray that classes are discovered from this example and that a few of these deaths are prevented sooner or later.’

Will said in a statement after Rupert's death: 'It was very enlightening and emotional to make this film and I am extremely proud of everyone's involvement in it' (pictured in 2021)

Will stated in a press release after Rupert’s demise: ‘It was very enlightening and emotional to make this movie and I’m extraordinarily pleased with everybody’s involvement in it’ (pictured in 2021) 

Will, who was thrust into the highlight after profitable Pop Idol in 2002, attended his brother’s inquest in December the place he described himself as his brother’s carer earlier than it ‘grew to become an excessive amount of’.

Talking on the inquest, Will stated: ‘I used to be a carer for him, however it grew to become an excessive amount of. He couldn’t take care of himself and I didn’t imagine he may take care of his personal life.

‘I really feel it’s tough for me. I’m somebody who’s fairly in management over my emotional well-being. I’m a practical grownup. I’ve achieved a whole lot of work on myself.’

The Coroner heard Rupert had an ongoing downside with alcohol and painkiller dependancy which improved when he was round animals, canines and horses particularly.

A toxicologist report confirmed he had alcohol in his system on the time of his demise.

Will Younger: Shedding My Twin Rupert is on Channel 4, Tuesday at 10.05pm.

For confidential assist, name the Samaritans on 116123 or go to a neighborhood Samaritans department. See www.samaritans.org for particulars. 

Tragic loss: Will previously shared a sweet snap of his late twin brother Rupert as he heartbreakingly admitted he 'misses his best pal'

Tragic loss: Will beforehand shared a candy snap of his late twin brother Rupert as he heartbreakingly admitted he ‘misses his greatest pal’

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