GREECE – Alexander Rybak, the winner of 2009 Eurovision Song Contest with the famous FAIRYTALE, spoke to OPEN BEYOND for his addiction to anti-depression pills, something which he recently revealed via the social media.
Speaking exclusively to OPEN BEYOND‘s morning show via Skype, Alexander said that after winning Eurovision he couldn’t sleep and started with small doses of sleeping pills but ultimately he became addicted and from the happiness, he turned into addicted.
The past five months Rybak is under detox treatment.
In 2018 Eurovision edition, Rybak participated again and we all remember that he didn’t give any interview as he was under great pressure by the medications.
Rybak reveals that he was invited in Eurovision 2020 interval act but the show was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Regarding the Greek entrant, Stefania, Rybak says that he likes her and she has a great smile. He ended the Skype interview speaking in Greek saying that “I love you and I miss you all”.
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NORWAY 🇳🇴 Alexander Rybak discusses in public his issue with depression: "I’ve been living with a secret. For 11 years I have been addicted to sleep medications and antidepressants. It started out harmless, but in the end it almost ruined my life. This January I started rehab (with good help from my doctors) and little by little I’m starting to feel like myself again. During the past years the pills made me weak and scared. It affected not only my brain but also my muscles and stomach. It destroyed my relationships to people, but most importantly it almost destroyed my will to live. I know there are many out there who are struggling with the same problems, so over the next weeks I will be sharing my experiences with you and if somebody can learn from them, it will make me feel better." FOR MORE GO TO oikotimes.co.uk _________________________________________________ #eurovision #oikotimes #openup