Matt Newton In Sydney Psychiatric Hospital
Ok it is time to call a spade a spade. Matt Newton now former host of The X Factor is now in Sydney in a Psychiatric Hospital at Wentworthville Northside Clinic. Yes calling it rehab is a more gentle way of letting the world know he has some issues, but come on being in a psych hospital should not be seen as a negative thing. (Source: Daily Telegraph)
What is negative that somehow being allegedly majorly depressed, if that really is his diagnosis, is some excuse for hitting two girlfriends that we know of.
This is insulting to the 1000’s of people that suffer from depression in the day to day lives who do now harm to others.
I somehow suspect that there is more to his illness than depression.
What I find interesting is that a newspaper report, I think it was the Daily Telegraph, said that Rachael Taylor was found in his dressing room on set cowering in a corner. Now if this is the case, when did Channel 7 know their choice of host was going pear-shaped and what did they do about it?
Also as Annette Sharpe wrote yesterday in Sydney Confidential, they gave him housing a couple of hundred grand to someone just out of rehab. What did they think was going to happen?
As one of my commenters mentioned yesterday, was Matt actually set up by the Network, and the production company?
Anyway New Idea has a big article on it when it publishes tomorrow so maybe it will have more about the saga. The good news as they are linked to Network Seven, they should have the inside gossip, however don’t expect any criticism of the TV channel.