Richard Ashcroft Responds To Fan Who Says His Music Prevented His Suicide

11 October 2018, 11:40 | Updated: 11 October 2018, 11:48

Richard Ashcroft performs in 2018
Richard Ashcroft performs in 2018. Picture: Press/Robin Pope,

The Surprised by the Joy singer shared a heartfelt post from a fan who once contemplated ending his life.

Richard Ashcroft has responded to a heartbreaking story from a fan who credits The Verve legend's music for saving his life.

An Instagram post from a fan under the name of dobsw70 was shared which described how the death of his father and estrangement from his partner and children led him to contemplate suicide in 2001.

He revealed: "... I got in my car and headed for the motorway as there was a bridge i thought i could end it all by crashing in to it, as i picked up speed @richardashcroftofficial #onabeach came on the radio, being a fan my mind was taken away by the song and thankfully past the bridge..."

Picking up on the story, Ashcroft shared the emotional post last week and wrote: "Miracles happen everyday brave man speaking up !peace to all of us suffering or with family suffering it can get so bleak but something that spark nature tune , cup of tea sunrise we can turn the corner".

See Ashcroft's full response on Instagram and the fan's full testimony below:

Listen to Richard Ashcroft's On A Beach, which was Track 7 on his 2000 debut solo album, Alone With Everybody:

07 - On a Beach


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