We caught up with rapper Professor Green after he got choked up talking about his late father with Holly and Phil on This Morning

Professor Green – real name Stephen Manderson, 31, – appeared on today’s This Morning to discuss his new autobiography ‘Lucky’.

However, when he was asked about his difficult upbringing he had to choke back his tears as he explained that, for most of his life, he has actually been exceptionally unlucky.

Speaking to Now just hours after he broke down on live TV Pro said: ‘I don’t know why I got so emotional. I thought I had it all together. I don’t know whether it’s because I was chatting to Holly and Phil and they’re such warm, lovely people. I’m overwhelmed by the positive response.’

For those who aren’t aware of his harrowing personal journey, he appears to be the most fortunate man on the planet; a chart-topping career, undeniable talent and he is happily married to the Made In Chelsea beauty Millie Mackintosh.

But as it turns out, his younger days were much darker than that, and he hasn’t had an easy rise to fame. He spent his childhood and teenage years living on a council estate with his great-grandmother, dropping out of school at the age of 14, surviving a near-fatal stabbing and losing his dad to suicide.


In the interview with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, it didn’t take long for Pro. Green to get emotional when discussing the relationship he had with his late father.

He said: ‘ He was a good man though. A kind man. He just had his own problems.

‘The year before he ended up taking his own life, I reached out to him just before Christmas and we were meant to meet the day after Boxing Day and I asked him if he was going to come down and see me.

‘I lost my temper and it was the first time I’d ever really told him how I felt. I said it wasn’t about me coming to play happy families, it was about me and you sitting down as adults and talking about everything that’s happened and finally putting it to rest. And I went ‘if I ever see you again I’ll knock you out’ and then the following Wednesday morning my nan came into my room and said ‘dad’s hung himself’.

‘I’ve learnt about the traumas that he suffered in his life and the bereavements and how his life started and I can understand and I just wished I could have spoken to him’.

His problems have even contributed to his own mental health, as the rapper openly admits to having regular therapy sessions – and having his doctor present at his wedding!

It’s not all doom and gloom though. The star said that he is now looking forward to the future and having his own family with Millie, 26.

The couple celebrated their second wedding anniversary this week – congratulations guys!

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