Bizzey set the bar too high for himself. “I was so disappointed when I wasn’t No. 1, but No. 2,” he says. He ends up depressed. “If I were somewhere, I would immediately look for the darkest corner.”
Not only did Bizzey have mental issues due to the stress of being famous. Former professional cyclist Thomas Dekker also had to deal with depressive thoughts. He even thinks his parents still sleep on him sometimes.
Software maker Robin Jansen is looking into this Sweet and bitter Whether it’s fun being famous. In the final episode, she investigates psychological stress under the influence of Dutch stars. In the video above, you can see Bizzey and Thomas’ candid stories.
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