The contestant has a panic attack
‘I had an anxiety attack last night,’ said James, 24, yesterday.
‘Maybe because I gave everything I had to my performance.’
Paramedics decided there was no need to take James to hospital but X Factor bosses ordered him to skip rehearsals for last night’s results show and he only appeared briefly during the contestants’ opening song.
They’re concerned that the tattooed guitarist – who admits to going ‘off the rails’ at school and sleeping rough after his parents split up – is struggling with the pressure of the competition.
‘He insisted on doing it but it was a very much a blink and you miss him performance with other acts taking priority,’ a source tells the Daily Mirror.
‘We will monitor him this week and hopefully he will be better come next weekend.’
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