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Rob Mills Opens Up About His Heartbreaking Battle

Rob Mills may not have taken out the inaugural Australian Idol crown, but he did win the heart of the nation after becoming the country's loveable larrikin.

But it’s been revealed behind the smile, Rob was harbouring some very dark thoughts.  

Just days after the show wrapped in 2003, Rob says he freaked out and contemplated taking his own life. 

Rob placed fifth in the first season of Australian idol and quickly gained a sea of media attention after hooking up with Paris Hilton. 

The then 21-year-old says he struggled with the sudden rise to fame and didn’t handle the attention well. 

Now 34, Mills is an R U OK? suicide prevention ambassador and is urging anyone will similar feelings to ask for help.

He's also spoken out encouraging kids to seek more than fame. 

"I think you should want to travel to the moon, you should want to design something the world has never seen before," he said.  

For confidential help, call Lifeline at 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 

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