He disappeared from the limelight a little after being enveloped by its glare since the tender age of 15.
The Daily Telegraph reported this morning that 37-year-old Johns has left Australia “to lose himself in the sonic crevasses and booming crypts of the Los Angeles music scene.”
More than that, however, the paper acknowledges that a lifetime of mental health struggles has caught up with the “fragile” star, who no longer wants to tour as a means of keeping his “stage fright at bay”.
— The Advertiser (@theTiser) June 11, 2016
It is sad news for fans of the talented singer, but not wholly unsurprising given Johns’ utter openness and transparency with regards to his ongoing battles with anxiety and depression and his battle with anorexia nervosa back in 1997.
However, it’s his current public appearances in Sydney that the Tele detail with the most curiosity.
“Drunken” and “dazed”displays on the streets of Sydney dating back to only weeks ago, to being photographed sleeping on the sidewalk early last year.