"I saw the top doctors and psychiatrists in the country, but the mental health system here is overloaded…I was never actually properly assessed.They just told me I was an addict and that was why I was the way I was."They would stick to weekends, but I started drinking midweek, and my behaviour when I was drunk was different too.
Whatever the weather, for most of his life Rupert Young has worn long-sleeved T-shirts every day.
"It was to cover these," he says, extending the underside of his arm to reveal a series of deep scars, which start at his wrists and continue up past his elbow.
a guy called Chris Sweeney, who directed two of my videos. I’m pretty good at guessing the value of things and my great-aunt popped up on it once.
It’s brave because you might discover things about yourself you might not like. Poldark – I have a house in Cornwall and it sums up how beautiful the place is. I gave up for two and a half years, but I’ve started again. I’d just come off a radio tour, I hadn’t slept a wink and I had a little weep, going, “It’s so hard and no one understands.”The first record I ever bought was…
William would win each round and I'd use that as an excuse for a week-long session." It was at this time, in Bristol, that he took a bread knife and slashed his wrists, nearly bleeding to death at the bottom of a stairwell in a block of flats.
He was taken to hospital, but discharged himself the next day.
"I woke up one morning and turned on the TV," he says, recalling one of his darkest moments.
"There was William on Richard & Judy, giving the most amazing performance of one of his songs.
"I felt like I was going crazy but as soon as they stitched and bandaged me up, I was out of there." With his wrists under long sleeves, when he returned to London, friends and family were none the wiser.
As Rupert talks, it is difficult not to notice that his self-harm increased during Will's period of success, and one wonders whether the pressure of having such a successful twin was a part of the problem.
It took 20 years and huge expense to get me to a safe place.