Jack Vidgen has revealed the heartbreaking reason that he’s stepped away from the musical spotlight in recent years.
In a Q&A with fans on Instagram, the Australia’s Got Talent winner said that he was ‘traumatised’ by the music industry and no longer felt comfortable singing on social media.
‘I’m kind of traumatised by the industry and really lost my love for it all again,’ he confessed.
‘It’s slowly coming back though. I’ve booked some exciting gigs/shows for next year that I’m looking forward to working on.’
Jack added, ‘I’m excited to bring the glam and performing together.’
Jack Vidgen says that he was left ‘traumatised’ by the music industry after shooting to fame as a teenager
‘It’s slowly coming back though’: Despite his trauma, the 26-year-old said that he’s started to get his love of performing back again
The 26-year-old also said that he’s looking forward to sharing his musical expertise by moving into coaching.
Jack shot to fame after winning the fifth season of Australia’s Got Talent in 2011.
After bowing out of the spotlight for a few years, he returned to prominence in 2019 as a contestant on The Voice.
He made it all the way to the semi-finals before being eliminated.
Jack shot to fame as a teenager after winning the fifth season of Australia’s Got Talent in 2011
After bowing out of the spotlight for a few years, he returned to prominence in 2019 as a contestant on The Voice
Vidgen has released a number of singles since then, including the Eurovision track I Am King, I Am Queen.
In September, the singer opened up about his mental health struggles, which led to him taking a hiatus from social media.
‘I’ve been reflecting a lot over these past 5 weeks about what’s important to me and am going through a bit of a life shift right now. I want to get back to my first love, which is singing,’ Jack wrote.
‘I’ll also still be sharing life on here, I have just needed some distance from socials to re-align with my values and who I am as a person.’
Vidgen has released a number of singles since then, including the Eurovision track I Am King, I Am Queen