Sir Cliff Richard has revealed that he collapsed on his kitchen floor over fears he would end up in prison after being accused of sexually abusing an unnamed man.

The legendary singer, 80, fell in to a deep and dark pit after being accused him of the heinous crime, but was pulled out of his darkest hour by a dear friend.

Cliff was accused of sexually abusing an unnamed man, when he was a child, at a football stadium in 1985.

The claim, which was dismissed in 2016, kickstarted a huge legal battle with the BBC that resulted in him receiving a £2 million payout from the broadcaster after it showed a police raid on his home during news bulletins.

The investigation was closed in 2016 and Cliff Richard was never arrested or charged with any offence.

Opening up about the dark period in his life on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, Cliff detailed his emotions after he was dealt with the life-shattering news.

Sir Cliff Richard has revealed that he collapsed on his kitchen floor over fears he would end up in prison after being accused of sexually abusing an unnamed man

The Miss You Nights hit-maker told host Piers: “I had fallen down [on the kitchen floor] because what I had thought was Oh my God, I'm in a, in a pit, and I don't know how to get out of this pit.

“My career rests on it, everything, everything that I'd lived for rested on this.

“I'm thinking I could actually end in prison as an innocent man. And suddenly my legs just wobbled, went wobbly and I went to the floor.

Cliff opened up on the 'worst period of his life' on Piers Morgan's Life Stories

Cliff was pulled out of his momentary suffering by pal John McElynn, who walked in to see Cliff sobbing on the floor.

John, who was a New York City priest at the time, knew how to calm his dear friend down, and reassured him that God will unveil the truth in the end.

“Thank heavens it was John that came in and he, he got on the floor and said, he, he was a priest. So, he obviously has a way of dealing with things like that,” Cliff explained.

The singer continued: “He just said to me “Did you do this?” And I said “Of course not.”

The legendary singer was 'saved' by his good pal John McElynn

"He said “Have you ever done anything like this?” I went “Absolutely not.” He said “Then I believe you, God believes you, stand up. You can do this.”

Although he managed to pick himself back up, Cliff admitted that he was embarrassed to leave his home and be seen in public for a long period of time after the damaging allegations.

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