'I had to shut half of me off or I don't believe I would've survived being thrown into fame so quick' with Suzanne Shaw
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Suzanne Shaw shot to instant fame in 2001 as part of the winning pop group ‘Hearsay’ on the very first reality show ‘Popstars’ in the UK. What followed was a whirlwind career.
The group’s debut single was the fastest selling non-charitable record in UK chart history, selling over 1.3 million copies. They went on to have 2 number one records and 4 top 10 hits.
They had their own Saturday night TV show Hear’say It’s Saturday, performed at the Royal Variety Show with Elton John, and headlined their own hit UK tour.
When they split in 2003, Suzanne carved a successful career in musical theatre, plays and television.
At the start of 2020, Suzanne spoke openly about her battle with mental health and that by making some big lifestyle changes it helped reduce her depression and anxiety.
Such an in depth conversation this week with Suzanne, as Founder Glenn Marsden discusses not only a career that has seen some incredible highlights but also what comes with being thrust into stardom at such heights and so quickly. We hear about the effects it can have on your mental wellbeing and how Suzanne navigated through this period, on one hand enjoying her passion of performing on stage but on the other finding herself having to shut half of herself off due to seeing weekly articles on her private life rather than what she was there to do.
We also hear all about her latest project the 'Shaw Happy Plan' in which from such an overwhelming response from her followers and the media with Suzanne documenting her own journey, she developed a movement through her social platform to help so many others worldwide with lifestyle habits and changes.
To find out more information about Suzanne and to keep up to date with her latest projects, you can find her across her social media platforms at: @suzi_shaw
Be sure to also to head to the link below and make a donation as Suzanne takes on her first Marathon inn aid of raising funds for Mental Health. She will be running 19 hours for the 19 people who take their lives everyday in the UK. All proceeds will go to the Samaritans.
To keep up to date with the Imperfectly Perfect Campaign and our Global Efforts, simply head to our official website at imperfectlyperfectcampaign.org
Voice-Over: Mike Christian (thevoicemonkey.com)