“‘The album track ‘Living On My Own’ is very me. I have to go around the world living in hotels. You can have a whole shoal of people you know looking after you, but in the end they all go away.
‘But I’m not complaining. I’m living on my own time and having a boogie time.
‘When you’re a celebrity, it’s hard to approach somebody and say ‘Look, I’m normal underneath’. Then what happens is they tread all over me because by trying to be normal to somebody, suddenly I’ve come out of my shell and become far more vulnerable than most people.
‘Because I’m successful and have a lot of money, a lot of greedy people prey on me. But that’s something I’ve learned to deal with.
‘I’m riddled with scars and I just don’t want any more.’”—