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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.”


1 kenobi { 02.27.11 at 3:26 am }

Hobart show was not part of Sony’s X Factor tour, it was a privately organised gig. Can’t say much for legal reasons but there is a lot more to this story.

2 smauge { 02.27.11 at 11:10 am }

He’s lost all credibility now. (I personally didn’t think he had any to start with, but his fans would have.) His career will sink like a stone – maybe not now, but soon.

3 Kaylen { 02.27.11 at 11:40 am }


*Craaaaaazy person alert.*

Someone needs to get him some help… or at least get him off the weed. :\

4 brain dead dave { 02.27.11 at 2:51 pm }

The more truth that emerges about this fake forkie the better.

Oh, I’m lovin’ the “starstruck” bodyguard.

Pity the 140,000 lemmings that bought that stinker.

5 Wurstsemmel { 02.27.11 at 5:52 pm }

I’m wondering if he’s not playing the psych hand a little too well….
the cave thing got him some good air time…the ‘breaking down the boundaries’…. the fragile soul?

6 Reality Raver { 02.27.11 at 11:37 pm }

I’m surprised Altiyan hasn’t started or joined a cult.

7 Kaylen { 02.27.11 at 11:58 pm }


Who says he doesn’t already? The personal bodyguard being so out of starstruck awe? Yeah…. suuuure.

“Brainwashed” is another word for that. 😉

Plus that, what, Altourage? Uhm… I think they probably do more than just follow him around, tbh. :\

8 raiden { 02.28.11 at 3:56 am }

The Altourage is a group of Altiyan’s friends that gathered to support him during X-Factor, anyone who watched X-tra Factor would have seen them. Steve Gold, who is now Altiyan’s manager, was/is one of them. I guess brainwashed cult sounds more salacious though! Anyway, there is no point telling people not to believe what they want to believe but certain ‘sources’ do have their own agendas here.

9 Kaylen { 02.28.11 at 11:36 am }

Gosh, raiden. Lighten up, yeah?

Some people can’t take jokes these days, or recognise humour. How sad is that!

But don’t cult members usually come out swinging in defence of their Holy Leader anyway? Ohhhh. Perhaps raiden is one of them! 😮


10 sourkraut { 02.28.11 at 1:40 pm }

Pity about the wasted $15K. It could have done a lot more good on the flood appeals!

11 sjh { 02.28.11 at 5:38 pm }

Personally, would like to know the whole story before commenting. As an altiyan supporter i find it hard to believe half of the crap that has been written. If it happened, it will be dealt with. get a life people, bigger things to worry about than this trivia.

12 raiden { 03.01.11 at 1:57 am }

If you were joking about the cult, a simple ” 😛 ” would have cleared that up 😉 however I was serious about not believing everything you read about the events in Tasmania. Hopefully the case will be resolved soon.

13 Reality Raver { 03.01.11 at 2:39 am }

Raiden – the cult thing was a joke, however Altiyan would be a prime candidate to join one. He has that vulnerability and emotional fragility that would make him a target.

I think also his fans tend to talk about Altiyan as someone beyond just a good performer and singer. I think Altiyan will struggle to bring this win into some real long term success.

14 brain dead dave { 03.01.11 at 3:52 pm }

You gots to feel for those Cultourage members.

15 raiden { 03.03.11 at 1:24 am }

Lawyers are involved now but ‘Cultish’ fan-base aside, there was a private deal brokered between the Altourage and individuals in Tasmania to bring Altiyan to Tasmania. Deal went sour, some bad mouthing started on line then stories turned up in the media but there is more going on than meets the eye.

16 Reality Raver { 03.03.11 at 1:38 am }

Raiden – oh I love inside information. Where was Altiyan’s manager in all this. He would have been appointed one when he won The X Factor I presume.

17 brain dead dave { 03.03.11 at 2:15 pm }

Altiyan must really love people a lot to be doing that kind of damage to others’ property.

18 raiden { 03.04.11 at 1:42 am }

RR – He was, but Altiyan chose his friend to be his personal manager. I am not sure if Sony-appointed management looked into the deal before it was made but at some point there was a falling out between Altiyan’s camp and the organisers in Tasmania.

19 Jacki { 03.06.11 at 11:26 am }

Why does none of this surprise me. The guy always talks about himself as tho he is some kind of second-coming of Jesus. It’s really freaky.

20 rocking { 03.06.11 at 7:29 pm }

Having met this guy I find it hard to believe the rubbish that has been written. As for him talking about himself as though he is some kind of second -coming of Jesus, Jacki, crap. He doesn’t talk like that at all and is a genuinely nice bloke who has a lot of empathy towards people. Nothing wrong with that…It is some of the over the top fans that make comments like you have put, not him.

21 Elizabeth Cooper { 03.18.11 at 1:59 pm }

Hi, I am the “lady in red” from the Clipsal 500. Thank you soooo much for taking the time to come over to table 29 and meeting my Mum. She loves the autograph. I forgot to ask Altiyan to sign my glass case again (he did so at the Penrith Panthers)
If you are still in Adelaide would you consider coming to our family bbq on Monday 21 Let me know via the above email address. Altiyan you are so special We love you. Thanks again to Steve for following through with my special request Love from Elizabeth xxx

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24 rosa { 04.29.12 at 9:58 am }

I am really sorry to hear all this. It is a shame someone cannot pick him up and he come to his senses and has a go. I really thought he would make a good entertainer and if given the chance he probably could. I do not know his background but hopefully someone out there can see some good come from this, but with this comes a lot of hard work. Wake up Altiyan, you can do it, your father was so proud. Try again

25 Judy { 05.01.12 at 9:58 am }

@rosa, please don’t believe everything you read hear or in the papers. This has been proven to be rubbish, Altiyan wasn’t even involved in this, he wasn’t even in the room. Do yourself a favour and join the fan page on facebook and you will find out for yourself what a genuinely, warm hearted and talented person this man really is. He has just put out a new song, mainly for his fans, Blue Jeans. Have a listen, it is really great. The thing I admire most about Altiyan is that he has stood tall through all of the crap that has been thrown at him but a dedicated group of “haters”. Very sad life they must lead. I have met Altiyan on a few occasions and I 100% believe in this man, a pity that garbage like this is still going around.