Jeremy Jackson 'cursed' by fame
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 January 2015
Former 'Celebrity Big Brother' contestant Jeremy Jackson - who was removed from the house on the weekend after allegedly groping co-star Chloe Goodman - has confessed he feels "cursed" after finding fame aged just 11 as David Hasselhoff's character's son Hobie in US series 'Baywatch'
Jeremy Jackson feels "cursed" by fame.
The former 'Celebrity Big Brother' contestant - who was removed from the house on the weekend after allegedly groping his co-star Chloe Goodman - admitted finding fame as a youngster playing David Hasselhoff's character's son Hobie in US series 'Baywatch' has been a "double-edged sword".
He said: "Fame is definitely a double-edged sword, and I never got the good side without getting the bad side.
"I've heard some people say: 'Hustle until you don't have to introduce yourself.'
"I'm like, 'Are you kidding me?' I had that when I was 11. That's a curse.
"People think you're an arrogant a**hole because you're rich or you're on TV and you have to go a long way out of your way to change their minds.
"I've had that kind of fame, and it's not what you think it is."
The 34-year-old actor has been open about his struggles with substance and alcohol abuse in the past and fears he could have "ended up a wash-up piece of s**t drug addict on the street" if he hadn't had enough money to get help.
He told The Sun newspaper: "Back then, when I was a kid, I partied pretty hard. For a brief period, I drank and used drugs to die.
"Then I got to the point where it was never enough.
"I was lucky that I had enough money from Baywatch to hit rock bottom real fast... and to get help.
"I could have ended up a wash-up piece of s***
t drug addict on the street."
Jeremy - who separated from wife Loni Willison earlier this year - also hit headlines after he attacked her at their Los Angeles home.
Loni, 31 - who is reported to have suffered two broken ribs and an injured neck in the assault - later dropped the charges and urged her former partner to get help.
However, the blonde beauty has now released a sound recording of the incident as well as revealing an email he sent her days before the attack in which he wrote lyrics to a rap song appearing to claim he wanted to kill her.
According to MailOnline it reads: "I'm to here to tell ya. I wanna kill ya, I take you to my casa homie house ... I bet you're getting cosy thinking you're above me but you're beneath me. And I'm the reaper. My name is Jeremy Jackson guess what I'm gonna teach ya."
Jeremy refused to comment on the revelations, insisting he plans to keep to the non-disclosure terms of their divorce.