Peter Andre has revealed that, early in his career, an obsessive fan threatened to kill herself if he did not respond to her letters and newspaper cuttings.
The Mysterious Girl singer said he had a “serious stalker” while he was a young performer in Australia and explained the level of her obsession was “scary” for him.
Writing in his regular column for New! magazine, Andre said he was first contacted by the woman during his early fame Down Under in the 1990s.
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The 46-year-old added: “I received weird letters in the post, cuttings from newspapers and she once even threatened to kill herself if I didn’t reply.
“It was like something out of the movies. I reported it to the police but nothing really came of it.
“Fortunately, it all came to an end when I moved to the UK. She must have gone off me when I released Insania.”
Andre rose to fame in Australia after he appeared on the talent show New Faces in 1989 at the age of 16.
He returned to England, where he was born, in the mid-1990s when Mysterious Girl rose to number two on the UK Singles Chart.
Andre said he found the stalker situation to be “scary”, adding “you can’t discount these things”.
He said: “Let’s not forget John Lennon was killed by an obsessive fan.”
Andre has two children with ex-wife Katie Price – 13-year-old Junior and 11-year-old Princess – and two children with current wife Emily MacDonagh – five-year-old Amelia and two-year-old Theo.
He has a tense relationship with the 40-year-old Price, who has previously referred to him as “selfish” during an interview on Good Morning Britain.