Monday 26 September 2016

Ferguson hails Lovato 'tough story'

Published 09/05/2015 | 20:16

Rebecca Ferguson has praised fellow singer Demi Lovato for raising awareness of mental health issues
Rebecca Ferguson has praised fellow singer Demi Lovato for raising awareness of mental health issues

Former X Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson has hailed Demi Lovato for her work on mental health issues after the American singer was reportedly being lined up to become a judge on X Factor.

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The Liverpool singer said the Let It Go star had a "tough story" after battling depression and she supported her work to raise awareness of the condition.

Speaking ahead of her performance at a concert to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day, Ferguson, 28, said: "I do like Demi, I like her story. I think she's quite a tough story.

"She does a lot for people with mental health problems. I support anyone that advocates that and is bringing awareness to the public.

"I feel like it's an issue in England that isn't tackled enough, especially within our NHS. I don't feel the care is there as it should be.

"Anyone that is open and honest about what has gone on in their life, I support."

Asked whether someone in her family had been affected by mental health issues, Ferguson replied: "I think everyone in their family has got people who have problems, and I'm one of them."

Lovato, 22, has apparently been in talks with Simon Cowell about appearing as a judge on the next series of X Factor, according to reports.

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