Altiyan Childs Trashes A Hotel Room
Well in Altiyan Child’s mind he thinks he is a rock star, and you don’t get more rock star then trashing a hotel room.
Earlier this week it was reported The X Factor winner Altiyan Childs was bashed by four men in Hobart.
Well apparently there is more to the story then that.
The Sunday Telegraph reports he may have been the one to start the fight, and then he and his mates trashed a hotel room and caused $15,000 damage.
The article which is filled with Altiyanspeak says:
X-Factor winner Altiyan Childs says he has hit rock bottom after racking up a $15,000 bill for trashing a hotel room during an all-night party.
The Sunday Telegraph can reveal Childs tried to cover up the incident this week, claiming he was the victim of “haters” who attacked him at a Hobart pub, while on tour.
However, onlookers claim Childs, 35, was the instigator of the pub fight, which started over a woman.
David Kaine, night supervisor at Hobart’s Welcome Stranger Hotel, said Childs arrived at his pub after midnight last Saturday and tried to hit on another man’s girlfriend.
But Childs claims he was simply trying to be friendly, saying: “My love for people will always get me into trouble.
“It’s got me into trouble this weekend, when I reach out and touch someone, it is me breaking down the boundaries.”
After the fight, Childs took friends he calls his “Altourage” to his presidential suite at Hobart’s Sullivan Cove Apartments.
A source claimed the group “absolutely destroyed antique dining tables, spilt red wine all over the place, smoked inside, shattered glass and left some pretty sick presents in the bedrooms”.
Yesterday, Childs said he had apologised to the hotel and would pay the clean up bill of between $12,000 to $15,000.
In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Telegraph, he tearily admitted he has struggled with life in the spotlight, post X-Factor.
“Last week was rock bottom for sure. I am going to stay down in this hole in an emotional sense and just analyse things,” he said.
“Crucifixion doesn’t come long after praise. I certainly didn’t expect it to come this quick but of course it has been an awakening week.”
“All I can say is, it (the room) still looked pretty good to me when I went downstairs. It wasn’t particularly dirty, it wasn’t infested with anything remotely awful. Anyway, i t is what it is. I have passed on my apologies. If you tell me there is a $12,000 to a $15,000 bill, then obviously there is a $12,000 to $15,000 bill.”
Formerly a forklift operator, Childs’ self-titled debut album sold more than 140,000 copies.
His current national tour has seen many of his shows sold out, including last weekend’s at Hobart’s Derwent Entertainment Centre.
Childs travels with an entourage, including personal “bodyguard” Steve Chenko, and close friend Stephen Gold, neither of whom is paid for their duties. Both were in Hobart with Childs.
Well Altiyan just made himself a contender for douche of the year.
“I have a personal bodyguard because this guy is a big fan, he doesn’t cost me anything, and he does it out of his good will,” Childs explained.
“I’ve found that I need him every now and then, just to pacify things that were going in a bad direction.”