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WAWIBF... Brian Harvey

30 April 2004

Even when dim, snarling uber-chav, Brian Harvey was "set upon" by four or five young men outside a nightclub in December 2001, and left requiring plastic surgery to the head; even when the News of the World exposed his alleged cocaine-dealing or when he was declared bankrupt; even when he went to jail for breaking an ex-wife's non-molestation order; and even now that he has been put on 'suicide watch', it's nigh on impossible to have any sympathy whatsoever for him. But now, perhaps more than ever, we should try.

Apparently Brian is down. Deep deep down. A friend told a tabloid, "Brian really is at rock bottom. He has been clinically depressed for a long time." When his money ran out two years ago, another friend, maybe the same one, told another tabloid, maybe the same one: "Brian is very depressed. His luck has run out. He really wants people to stand up and listen to his new music but no one is interested in him anymore." Anymore? But this time apparently, it really is serious. On Tuesday night he got so desperate, he phoned a friend. His friend wasted no time and took him to a clinic. Good job he didn't ask the audience.

Brian's girlfriend, the model and mother of Mel, Emma B, was very supportive of him as she prepared to fly to South America to film a reality TV how. "[Brian] just wants to get his music heard," she said vaguely, adding as she rushed to pack, "It's unfortunate this has happened just as I'm going away." Refusing to let her washed-up boyfriend's tragic self-slaughter vigil stand in the way of her career, Ms B felt it necessary to confirm to the Sun on Wednesday night: "I love Brian very much." Yeah, right. She won't even tell him the rest of the letters in her surname.

Like sleep sugar.

Goodbye, Brian.

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