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Shaun Ryder tells of lost years

Published 22/09/2011 | 11:37

Shaun Ryder needed help to jog his memory so he could write his autobiography
Shaun Ryder needed help to jog his memory so he could write his autobiography

Shaun Ryder has told how he had to ask his friends for help writing his autobiography - because he couldn't remember anything.

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The former hellraiser also had to look through newspaper clippings in the library to fill the gaping holes in his memory.

Shaun, who spent more than 10 years fighting addictions to heroin and crack cocaine, told the Daily Star: "The memories stop in 1990 and restart in 2006. Writing it did take a lot of time but we got it all right in the end.

"Of course I never wrote a diary on the road so I had to look at old copies of the NME and newspapers and sort out what was what."

Shaun, the Happy Mondays frontman who notched up a new generation of fans as the runner-up on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!, added: "I was out of it.

"I had to talk to a lot of my mates who were with me at the time and ask what they remember."

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