Simon Cowell has offered some advice, which sounds very much like words of warning, to former X Factor winner James Arthur this week.
The SYCO boss was no doubt dismayed when the Impossible singer got embroiled in yet another Twitter row and while James has insisted that he’s definitely not to blame this time, the music mogul wants him to remove himself from the equation altogether.
Arthur hit the headlines again after a glamour model claimed to have received a lewd proposition on Whatsapp. James fully denies the claims, is blaming his former PA and pleaded with the press to stop hounding him this week, though he later deleted the tweets.
Now Simon wants him to leave Twitter altogether and in a chat with Reveal magazine he told the star to ‘keep his mouth shut’ and accept that he’s ‘lucky’ to be in his privileged position.
The dad to be insisted that the Recovery hitmaker, who recently won rave reviews for his UK shows and tour recently, needs to ‘stop feeling sorry for himself’ and have some pride in the fact that he’s sold 1 million records to date.
“If I responded to every negative thing said to me, I’d be on Twitter all day long. He’s just got to calm down, maybe he should take yoga classes.”
James’ X Factor winners’ single, “Impossible”, was released in Decemeber 2012 and peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in its first week of release. It has since gone on to sell over 1.2 million copies in the UK and 2.5 million copies overall.
Arthur is hoping to bring the focus back to his music when he starts work on his second album and he tweeted fans today saying:
“first year in the game.. Music speaks louder than hate.”
“people come at me all the time wish they’d back off 😘”
Last month 2014 Arthur confirmed on Twitter that ‘Get Down’ will be the fourth single to be released from his debut album.
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