Max George reveals he was in hospital with depression and sent for brain scans after The Wanted split up

MAX George has revealed he was in hospital with depression and sent for brain scans after The Wanted split up.

The boyband went on an indefinite hiatus in 2014 after five years and number of top 10 singles.

The decision had a detrimental effect on Max's wellbeing, and he ended up in hospital, not realising his physical symptoms were connected to his mental health.

Appearing on Made In Chelsea's Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle's Private Parts podcast, Max said: "I had a three month period in my life where I couldn't leave my apartment without being sick.

"My head was spinning. I couldn't walk. So I ended up in hospital having scans on my brain and it was all down to being depressed."

Max moved to Los Angeles soon after The Wanted split, and landed a part in hit TV series Glee.

His character Clint was only supposed to be in the show for one episode but ended up being written into a whole season.

But when that ended, his world was turned upside once again.

He added on the podcast: "There wasn't anything specific, I felt like I was in a rut about what to do next, but I felt lucky, I have a great family, I got Glee and moved to LA… 

"But nothing worked. The doctors put me on stuff [medication] over there. It helped – but I came off it because I didn't want to take something for six, seven or eight months and not be fine without it.

"I remember, the first morning it happened. I woke up and had felt fine the day before. My jaw seized up. I thought I had done something in my sleep. 

"But the next day it was the same and my doctor said there was nothing wrong with it. So I started thinking there must be something wrong in my head."   

He continued: "I came home for Christmas and got more opinions from doctors, brain scans. Nothing showed up, so they agreed it must be anxiety, depression. 

"I couldn't do any exercise without being sick. Then three or four months into it, I woke up and my head was completely clear. 

"I couldn't believe it had gone. I cried to myself because I felt like me again and I felt like I could go back to living my life."

Listen to the full podcast hereL

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