Jack Vidgen reveals his substance abuse battle during the pandemic

‘A nightmare I couldn’t wake up from’: Jack Vidgen reveals his substance abuse battle during the pandemic – as he describes being trapped in a ‘recurring cycle’

Jack Vidgen has lifted the lid on his private battle with substance abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

The Voice star, 23, candidly spoke about his struggles during an Instagram Stories Q&A with fans on Friday, after someone asked him: ‘What kept you busy during the pandemic?’

‘I wasn’t busy. The pandemic was a really hard time for me (like for so many),’ Jack wrote next to a video of himself posing shirtless in his bedroom.

‘A nightmare I couldn’t wake up from’: Jack Vidgen, 23, spoke candidly about his substance abuse battle during the pandemic last year in an Instagram Story Q&A with fans on Sunday

‘It really fast tracked my abuse of certain substances and found myself in a re-occuring [sic] cycle which felt like a nightmare that I couldn’t wake up from,’ he confessed.

Jack’s revelation comes after it was reported that the singer was admitted to a Sydney rehabilitation facility for substance abuse in August last year.

The Daily Telegraph reported in December that Jack had been treated for six weeks at the South Pacific Private clinic in Curl Curl.

Honest: 'It really fast tracked my abuse of certain substances and found myself in a re-occuring [sic] cycle which felt like a nightmare that I couldn't wake up from,' he confessed

Honest: ‘It really fast tracked my abuse of certain substances and found myself in a re-occuring [sic] cycle which felt like a nightmare that I couldn’t wake up from,’ he confessed

Struggles: Jack's revelation comes after it was reported that the singer was admitted to a Sydney rehabilitation facility for substance abuse in August last year

Struggles: Jack’s revelation comes after it was reported that the singer was admitted to a Sydney rehabilitation facility for substance abuse in August last year

‘Jack has lived in the public eye for literally a decade now and it hasn’t always been easy,’ a source told the publication.

‘He has faced numerous setbacks but has shown a determination still to not just come through as an artist but to use his life experience as inspiration for his music.’

Jack has recorded a song about the experience, which took place before he began filming the most recent season of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Rehab: The Daily Telegraph reported in December that Jack had been treated for six weeks at the South Pacific Private clinic in Curl Curl

Rehab: The Daily Telegraph reported in December that Jack had been treated for six weeks at the South Pacific Private clinic in Curl Curl

Jack rose to fame as a baby-faced teenager on Australia’s Got Talent in 2011.

After winning the show, Jack released two successful albums, even reaching No. 3 in the ARIA charts with his single Yes I Am.

After parting ways with record label Sony Music Australia in 2014, he tried his luck in Los Angeles for a year before returning to Sydney.

He mostly stayed out of the spotlight until The Voice, which relaunched his career.

Child star: Jack soared to fame after winning Australia's Got Talent in 2011 at the tender age of 14, and has stayed in the celebrity spotlight ever since

Child star: Jack soared to fame after winning Australia’s Got Talent in 2011 at the tender age of 14, and has stayed in the celebrity spotlight ever since

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