Jonathan & Charlotte have been forced to cancel an important appearance this week after Jonathan Antoine was diagnosed with acute depression once more.
The Britain’s Got Talent runners up were booked in to sing for the Queen at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance event at the Royal Albert Hall this Saturday, however the pair have informed fans and organisers that due to his mental health issues, Jonathan will be taking some time away from the public eye and will be cancelling all bookings and engagements for the next month at least.
The opera singing duo finished as runners-up in the sixth series of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012, just behind Ashleigh and her dancing dog Pudsey and subsequently won a £1million record deal by Simon Cowell on his record label Syco.
They have since released their album Together which reached No. 5 in the UK Album Charts and last month the follow up record Perhaps Love also peaked in the fifth position.
Jonathan has struggled with depression in the past and before taking part in BGT he self harmed and even attempted suicide because of his issues.
“I felt that life was pointless. I was suicidal,” he said in an interview last year. “My life just felt pointless. The whole thing. I felt like I was going to be at school forever and just die there.”
The pair have now apologised to The Queen, fans and organisers and a statement published on their website reads:
“The pair made this decision after Jonathan was diagnosed once more with acute depression. As a result, he has been advised by doctors to cancel all work commitments for at least one month.
“Jonathan’s previous battles with depression have been well-documented. Jonathan, Charlotte and their families request the media allow them the appropriate privacy – and Jonathan the time and space to make a complete recovery – at this difficult time.”
Jonathan tweeted about the success of their new album this week posting:
“Thank you to everyone that has manged to make “Perhaps Love” have it’s third week in the top 10 – please continue to spread the word and RT!”
“SO amazing to see #PerhapsLove still in the top ten! #number8 thank you to everyone who’s picked up a copy! ”
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