If you’re like Madonna, then you’re properly mentally ill
“I actually really like pop music but it’s all the other stuff that goes with it,I think you have to be mentally ill to be really famous. I’m only partially mentally ill, because I’m semi-famous! But if you’re like Madonna, then you’re properly mentally ill, basically. Because you have to be. I have hung around with enough famous people to realise they’ve got a serious insecurity problem.”
Electronic musician Richard D. James aka Aphex Twin, discussing with Q magazine his own theory about very famous musicians being “mentally ill” with insecurity issues.