East 17's Brian Harvey hospitalised after 'worrying' YouTube livestreams alert police

Amy West
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Former East 17 member Brian Harvey has been rushed to hospital after ‘worrying’ video streams concerned authorities
Former East 17 member Brian Harvey has been rushed to hospital after ‘worrying’ video streams concerned authorities

Brian Harvey has been rushed to hospital after a string of ‘worrying’ videos that he posted online led police to believe he may harm himself.

The former East 17 singer took part in a number of YouTube livestreams that saw him discuss the subject of mental health and even call on Prime Minister Theresa May to help out those who are struggling.

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“All these people who are out there with mental health problems, I know how you feel,” he said on . Theresa May if you are watching you need to talk to me. I can sit down and have a normal conversation.

“You sort this out right, sort it out and help those people with mental health problems.”

He also touched on how he is currently in financial trouble. The videos have since been deleted.

“At approximately 1809hrs on Thursday, March 21 [Metropolitan] Police were alerted to a man threatening to take his own life,” a statement from Scotland Yard explained. “Officers subsequently attended an address in Walthamstow to complete a welfare check.

“The man arrested has been taken to hospital for a mental health care assessment. There are no reported injuries.”

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Just three hours after she took to Twitter late on 21 March to voice her concerns over his well being, soap star and Harvey’s ex-girlfriend Danniella Westbrook confirmed that he had been hospitalised.

Describing herself as heartbroken, Westbrook – who dated him from 1991 to 1995 – sent words of encouragement to Harvey, writing: “I wish you better B, please get well and know your very very loved.

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“You are so talented and have a [heart] of gold. Sending you all my prayers and love.”

This isn’t the first time Harvey has posted videos online that have troubled fans. Back in 2018, the British musician shared a message in which he claimed he hadn’t left his home in five years.

He was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2005.