East 17's Brian Harvey hospitalised after 'worrying' YouTube livestreams alert police

Brian Harvey has been rushed to hospital after a string of 'worrying' videos that he posted online led police to believe he may harm himself.

The former East 17 singer took part in a number of YouTube livestreams that saw him discuss the subject of mental health and even call on Prime Minister Theresa May to help out those who are struggling.

"All these people who are out there with mental health problems, I know how you feel," he said.

"Theresa May if you are watching you need to talk to me. I can sit down and have a normal conversation."

"You sort this out right, sort it out and help those people with mental health problems."

He also touched on how he is currently in financial trouble. The videos have since been deleted.

"At approximately 1809hrs on Thursday, March 21 [Metropolitan] Police were alerted to a man threatening to take his own life," a statement from Scotland Yard explained. "Officers subsequently attended an address in Walthamstow to complete a welfare check.

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Le chanteur Brian Harvey, qui fut le leader du groupe américain East 17 jusqu'à la fin des années 1990, a été arrêté à Londres selon The Sun. Il est accusé d'avoir appelé la police en prétextant un faux suicide.
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Former East 17 member Brian Harvey has been rushed to hospital after ‘worrying’ video streams concerned authorities
East 17's Brian Harvey hospitalised after 'worrying' YouTube livestreams alert police

The former East 17 singer is currently in custody.

Injured pop star Brian Harvey leaves City Hospital, Nottingham. The 27-year-old former member of teen idol group E17 suffered a serious head injury as he left The Works nightclub in Nottingham. * As he left the hospital where he has had plastic surgery on the wound to his head, he said: "I really don't feel too bad considering what has happened."
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Singer Brian Harvey has been arrested on suspicion of sending malicious communications (Tim Ockenden/PA)
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John Hendy, Brian Harvey, Terry Coldwell and Tony Mortimer of E17 perform on stage.
Brian Harvey arrives at Chelmsford Crown Court in Essex where he is charged with drug offences. At a previous hearing Harvey, 27, of St John's Road, Walthamstow, *..East London pleaded not guilty to supplying cocaine on April 26 this year to Kemal Zorba and to possessing the drug on the same day. 13/06/2003: The former East 17 singer Brian Harvey was today cleared of drugs charges brought following an investigation carried out by the News of the World newspaper last year. Harvey, 27, appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court as the prosecution offered no evidence against the star a year after he was first arrested and charged with supplying and possessing cocaine.
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E17 singer Brian Harvey arrives at his home in Loughton, Essex today (Thursday) amid rows over him condoning the taking of the drug Ecstasy. See PA story SOCIAL Harvey. Picture by Stefan Rousseau/PA
Pop group East 17. Brian Harvey (l), lead singer of the group and an influential figure to millions of teenagers, said today (Thursday) that it was safe to take Ecstasy and claimed the drug could make users better people.
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"The man arrested has been taken to hospital for a mental health care assessment. There are no reported injuries."

Just three hours after she took to Twitter late on 21 March to voice her concerns over his well being, soap star and Harvey's ex-girlfriend Danniella Westbrook confirmed that he had been hospitalised.

Describing herself as heartbroken, Westbrook – who dated him from 1991 to 1995 – sent words of encouragement to Harvey, writing: "I wish you better B, please get well and know you're very very loved.

"You are so talented and have a [heart] of gold. Sending you all my prayers and love."

This isn't the first time Harvey has posted videos online that have troubled fans. Back in 2018, the British musician shared a message in which he claimed he hadn't left his home in five years.

He was diagnosed with clinical depression in 2005.

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