The Glasgow Daily Record reports Gareth Gates doesn’t only suffer from a stammer he also has terrible migraines which can knock him out for days. The Pop Idol runner-up said: “My whole left side goes numb and I wait for the pain to come. Then I go and lie down in a dark room and wait for it to pass. Sometimes it can last about eight hours and take a day to recover, and I feel really weak afterwards. I get sick every half hour and if eat or drink anything it comes straight back up.”
Gareth Gates ‘Not Facing Axe’
October 25, 2003 – Gareth’s label denied reports in The Sun that they were about to drop the Pop Idol runner-up because of poor sales for his new album, ‘Go Your Own Way’. A spokeswoman said the report in The Sun was “completely untrue”, adding that Gates was shooting a new video for a single, which is set for a December release. Read more.
Gareth Gates’ Musical Future In Doubt After Album Bombs
October 20, 2003 – The Sun reports BMG are holding crisis talks after Gareth second album sold only 31,500 copies, shelving plans for the singer to release any more songs this year as they struggle with his image and avoiding a showdown with ‘Pop Idol’ champ Will Young. “Everyone is shocked at how badly Gareth’s album has done,” an industry insider remarked. “Will is still doing well and bosses want to concentrate on him for the rest of the year. Will is still very popular and doesn’t seem to have lost as much sparkle as Gareth with record buyers. Label bosses are still trying to figure out how to save Gareth. There’s no doubt he has talent but they don’t know what image to give him – and how they can make him appeal to fickle youth.” Read more.
Simon Cowell Gives Gareth Gates Praise For Bedding Jordan
October 8, 2003 – The Sun reports Simon Cowell has given Pop Idol runner-up Gareth Gates praise for having sex with Jordan. Mr. Nasty remarked, “I think it made him more real. Eighteen-year-old boy gets to sleep with glamor model – there’s nothing wrong with that.” But the fling was initially denied by Jordan, and she plans on seeking revenge. She said, “Revenge is sweet and everyone will find out exactly what Gareth was like when I write my book.”