Bros star Matt Goss has shared an astonishing story of how he saved a female fan from suicide during an online chat.
The 51-year-old chart topping star was performing a live session last month when he received a troubling message from a distraught fan.
Acting quickly, I Owe You Nothing singer Matt stopped his performance and contacted the woman directly and kept her talking for 20 minutes to help calm her down.
He also told her he would contact emergency services, phoning for both police and an ambulance, to offer aid to the distressed fan and saved her from taking her own life.
Matt explained to The Sun on Sunday: “The message from this lady said she wanted to end it all.
“My heart was in my mouth. I couldn’t ignore it and stopped everything, contacted the woman and she was indeed in a great deal of trouble.
“She was in her own house and was in a bad way. So I told her that if she was at risk, I’d need to contact the authorities — the police, the ambulance, everything.”
The singer went on to explain his contact with the fan helped her change her state of mind.
Matt says he realised the woman wanted “to be heard” and spent time messaging her until she began to calm down.
He said that she eventually signed out of the conversation having felt she had been “heard” and “loved” by the contact.
Matt then checked in several times afterwards in which the fan told him she was feeling “in a different place” following his intervention.
The fan also told The Sun that the singer had helped her find a more positive outlook for life.
Matt formed the pop band Bros in the 1980s with his twin brother, Luke.
The pair released three albums together between 1988 and 1991 and enjoyed chart hits with singles including When Will I Be Famous? and Too Much.
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