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James Arthur regrets claiming his fling with Rita Ora led to sex addiction: ‘It hurt people’

James Arthur has shared his regrets over claims he made in his 2017 autobiography, admitting they ‘hurt people’.

The singer, 33, had made several claims about his relationships including the claims his ‘magic’ fling with Rita Ora turned him into a sex addict.

He says he would do things differently now, telling The Sun: ‘When I look back at that there’s certain things I wouldn’t have shared or have explained in the way that I did.

‘If I could stop the production of the book now I probably would because there’s stuff that has affected family relationships, not long term, but at the time it hurt people.

‘There’s things I shared about relationships where I should have considered the people involved a bit more, I think.’

James and Rita had dated for a few months in 2013 and he said in his memoir, Back To The Boy: ‘If I’m honest, I became a bit of a s**g after Rita.

The singer admits he would do a lot of things differently now (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

‘I was chatting to hundreds of women online or on WhatsApp after swapping numbers with them via Twitter, and I started to sleep with so many of them I lost count.

‘They were usually the same type – Babestation girls or glamour models. If I saw someone I fancied I’d contact her on social media and tell her blatantly I wanted to have sex.

‘It was ridiculously easy. There would be no emotional attachment and it would be just pure sex, and with one or two exceptions that was how it was.’

James also opened up about his battle with depression in the book, but now a few years down the line he wouldn’t have been so candid about his romantic relationships.

He has since written a new album following a difficult start to 2020 which saw him hospitalised after a series of panic attacks, which he credits his music and his girlfriend Jessica Grist for helping him get through.


Credit: Original article published here.

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