Bo Bruce: The Voice is better than rehab

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 May 2012
Bo Bruce

Bo Bruce

'The Voice' contestants Bo Bruce and Tyler James - who have both suffered substance abuse issues in the past - believe the show is more helpful than rehab

Bo Bruce says 'The Voice' is better than rehab.

The semi-finalist - who spent years "in a spiralling mess of drugs and alcohol" - believes taking part in the singing show is more therapeutic than any treatment centre could ever be.

She said: "It is one big love-in. It is the best therapy you could ever get. In the same way as this show, you don't forget people you met in rehab because of the stuff you go through.

"Whether or not we get on, we will never forget this, because of the rollercoaster that we rode with all these amazing people.

"We are all in this together."

Fellow contestant and recovering alcoholic Tyler James - whose close Amy Winehouse died last year - agrees and believes the show has saved him.

He explained: "It is the best therapy I have ever had in my life. When we came into this competition, I was a mess. I had just lost Amy, I was a really nervous, shy person and I have come out of myself.

"We have all spent so much time together and been on this emotional journey. It is an amazing thing to have shared with each other. I have seen people come out of themselves."

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