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Simon Webbe opens up about his brother's suicide

LOSS: Simon Webbe

BLUE STAR Simon Webbe has revealed some heartbreaking news, as he shared that his brother committed suicide two months ago.

Speaking to OK Magazine the singer revealed that he wants to remove the "taboo" surrounding conversations about suicide and how he wants to encourage people to speak up about mental health.

"I’ve actually been off social media until recently because I sadly lost my brother to suicide almost two months ago," he said. "It is something that is taboo.

"It’s taught me that people just need to be honest about what they need personally. We need to stop being afraid and stop looking for validation.



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It’s 2019 and I feel this is a year where we should be thankful, stop searching for perfection cause you will never find it. I lost my brother Straon to suicide while I was working in Bradford! He was someone I thought I’d see again and hurts me deep that people, like myself struggle everyday with Mental health issues, it’s taboo and needs to be brought to the forefront, we can all start by asking someone, anyone close to you “ how are you really feeling” after that the key is to listen. Can we start there? I’m back on socials and will support the #mentalhealthawareness movement as I always have. Please be brave and talk!!!! #talk #listen #brother #sister #mother #father #issues #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #music #life #live #exist #yourworthit #smilemore #morethanperfect #restinpeace

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"We need to ask people if they are actually okay, start healing and accept who we are, the troubles that we have and talk about it."

Last week, Webbe uploaded a picture of his brother Straon on Instagram where he shared the devastating news.

“It’s 2019 and I feel this is a year where we should be thankful, stop searching for perfection cause you will never find it,” he wrote. “I lost my brother Straon to suicide while I was working in Bradford!

“He was someone I thought I’d see again and hurts me deep that people, like myself struggle everyday with Mental health issues, it’s taboo and needs to be brought to the forefront, we can all start by asking someone, anyone close to you 'how are you really feeling' after that the key is to listen.”

Webbe continued: “Can we start there? I’m back on socials and will support the #mentalhealthawareness movement as I always have. Please be brave and talk!!!!”

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