Panic attacks made The X Factor singer consider leaving the show

James Arthur has revealed he nearly dramatically quit The X Factor over panic attacks which caused him to collapse.

James thought he was heading for a nervous breakdown, after an ambulance was called to treat his panic attack in October after he sung Mary J Blige’s No More Drama.

‘I thought I would have had to leave the competition,’ James, 24, says.

‘I thought I might have had a nervous breakdown.

‘I don’t think that will happen again because I doubt I will work much harder than I have on X Factor.

‘The thing I’ve found hardest is going from being a normal person to feeling as though I have to expose myself,’ James admits to The Sunday Mirror.

‘It’s an unnatural thing to be involved in.’

Jahmene Douglas is the favourite to win The X Factor while James is second according to bookies.

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