Wes Carr Second Album Delayed Due To Anxiety Issues
If you had been wondering where Australia Idol’s winner Wes Carr’s second album was well we now have the answers.
The Daily Telegraph reports:
IT took a crippling panic attack on a flight to America for Australian Idol survivor Wes Carr to come to grips with the demons that had stalled his long-awaited second record.
As the Qantas flight taxied down the Sydney runway, the anxiety disorder Carr had tried to ignore since recording his post-Idol debut record The Way The World Looks took over.
The 28-year-old singer-songwriter was on his way to Nashville last August to write songs when he told flight attendants he had to get off.
“I was having a full-blown panic attack, people were taking photos of me with their phones and I had to get off the plane. It was horrible,” he said.
Carr sought refuge and treatment on the North Coast for six weeks before heading back to work on his record late last year.
“I have always had problems with anxiety, even when I was a kid, but I swept it under the rug and adopted this persona of Wes Carr from Australian Idol,” he said.
And of course news of his anxiety disorder comes on the day his new single Been A Long Time hit the airwaves. I think talking about mental illness is important but I do get a bit cynical when this is used as a publicity hook to get news of his new single.