Brian Harvey: Former East 17 singer arrested and taken to hospital after 'self-harm threat'

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Brian Harvey: Former East 17 singer arrested and taken to hospital after 'self-harm threat'

Brian Harvey: Former East 17 singer arrested and taken to hospital after 'self-harm threat'

Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey has been arrested on suspicion of sending “malicious communications” during a live-stream.

The singer was taken to a hospital after threatening to self-harm. He did not suffer any injuries.

“At approximately 18:09 on Thursday, 21 March police were alerted to man threatening self-harm,’ the Metropolitan Police said.

“Officers subsequently attended an address in Walthamstow to complete a welfare check.

“A man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of malicious communications. Following a mental health assessment at hospital, the man has been taken into police custody where he remains. He did not suffer any injuries.”

Harvey spoke about financial struggles and said he has been living on benefits on the live-stream.

The footage also showed the police arriving at the property and arresting Harvey.

In a previous video, Harvey discussed his battles with his own mental health, saying he had not left his house for years.

“I’ve been a prisoner in my own home now for about five years. Four to five years,’ he said.

“I’ve got to be trapped, like a prisoner, in my own home after selling 22 million records. I’ve never done nothing to no one. I just chose not to get involved.”

For confidential support call Samaritans on 116 123. You can also contact the following organisations for confidential support: www.mind.org.uk; www.nhs.uk/livewell/mentalhealth; www.mentalhealth.org.uk