Ferguson hails Lovato 'tough story'
Published 09/05/2015 | 20:16
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.
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.