X Factor’s Lauren Murray admits she’s on anti depressants: ‘I’ll have to deal with it my whole life’

She’s one of our favourite X Factor contestants ever, and Lauren Murray is rarely seen without a smile on her face.


by Jack White |
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But the bubbly singer has admitted that, behind the facade, she battles daily with depression as a result of a traumatic childhood.

Speaking to OK! Magazine, Lauren revealed that her dad passed away when she was 11-years-old, and she had to spend some time in a psychiatric unit.

Lauren is doing the competition for her mum
Lauren is doing the competition for her mum

Lauren said: “I’m still on anti depressants. People are shocked as I’m bubbly but it’s something I’ll have to deal with my whole life.”

It was recently reported that Lauren, 25, dramatically quit the contestants’ house following the elimination of Keira Weathers and Seann Miley Moore.

But Lauren hit back after being labelled a diva and insisted she was visiting her mum, who has borderline schizophrenia.

But she wants to be judged on her singing – not her past

Lauren continued: “I’m doing this for my mum. I wanted to prove to everyone – but especially her – that no matter what happens in your life you can achieve things if you work hard.”

And The X Factor may be famous for its sob stories, but Lauren insists she wants to be judged on her singing ability and not her background.

She added: “I don’t want people to think I’m trying to win votes through sympathy.”

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