Petre Andre contemplated suicide after divorce
Australian pop star Peter Andre considered suicide after his split from glamour model Katie Price last year because the couple's acrimonious break-up left him suffering panic attacks.entertainment Updated: Mar 11, 2010 19:24 IST
Australian pop star Peter Andre considered suicide after his split from glamour model Katie Price last year because the couple's acrimonious break-up left him suffering panic attacks.
The pair married in 2005 and became parents to two children, Junior and Princess Tiaamii, as well as Price's son Harvey from a previous relationship, OK magazine reported.
They divorced in September last year but the split led to a bitter war of words between the former couple in the press.
Andre admits he suffered crippling panic attacks after their relationship ended, and even considered taking his own life following one terrifying episode but the thought of his children saved him from the desperate act.
"I woke up at 3 am and I felt a hammering in my head. I started panicking and hyperventilating, my hands were sweating and I thought my heart was going to pop out of my body," Andre said.
"You think you're having a heart attack. No matter how many times you've had it, every time you think, this is it, I'm going to die," he said.
"Did I think about ending my life? You can have thoughts like that and I'm not going to lie, there were times when it was so bad that I thought, 'Am I better off?' But you have to look at what's around you. My family were my entire life and that's what stopped me," Andre said.
First Published: Mar 11, 2010 10:11 IST