Kylie Minogue has reportedly contacted police over an alleged male stalker.
The 50-year-old singer called the emergency services when the man “repeatedly pressed the intercom button to her home for hours on end last Wednesday (23Jan19) and refused to leave”, one of Kylie’s neighbours in Chelsea, west London, told The Sun.
“Kylie was quite upset and called in police. They spoke to Kylie, and also the suspect in the street for quite a while,” the neighbour added, commenting that the incident appeared to be part of the man’s “sustained campaign” against the star.
A female resident of the exclusive area added to the publication that she had warned Kylie about the man, who is believed to be in his 40s with a thick European accent, after he began making enquiries about the singer last month. “A weirdo guy was lurking around. He went door to door asking people where Kylie lived,” she said. “I don’t think anybody alerted the police, but we gave her a heads-up because it wasn’t normal behaviour.” After police were called, officers issued the man with a first-time formal warning, but did not arrest him. “Both parties were spoken to and the matter was dealt with by the man being issued with a first-instance harassment warning,” a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. And in the wake of the scary incident, a “shaken” Kylie is believed to have beefed up her security. “Obviously she was very shaken by what has happened, as anyone would be, but she has taken the sensible steps,” a source told The Sun. “She has always had security arrangements and people who she trusts nearby especially for when she goes out, but she will, of course, be looking at other options.” It’s not the first time Kylie has been the target of unwanted attention from fans. The Spinning Around hitmaker has previously had four
stalkers, the most recent of which came in 2012, when she revealed a “deluded weirdo” was sending her threatening messages on Twitter. She called police to report the crime, but nobody was arrested.
Christina Perri suffered post-partum depression at Christmas.
Singer Christina Perri struggled through her first Christmas as a mother after dealing with post-partum depression. The A Thousand Years star and her husband, Paul Costabile, recently celebrated their daughter Carmella’s first birthday on 17 January (19), and as she prepared for the age milestone, Christina took to Instagram to tell fans her first year as a mum has had its fair share of ups and downs. “The past couple weeks weening off breastfeeding i found it extremely difficult to find joy…,” she wrote on Instagram earlier this month (Jan19). “i’m struggling right now with BALANCE & self care.” Christina, who has previously been candid about her mental health struggles, didn’t directly use the term post-partum depression, but now she’s opening up further about the tough end to her 2018, admitting it was a “dark” time for her.
“That got me the hardest when I stopped breastfeeding around Christmas. I was so sad and so dark,” the musician tells People magazine. “We’re almost made to pretend it’s not happening, like, ‘It’s fine. I’ve got this.’” Sharing her trials and tribulations with fans online led to an outpouring of support from fellow mums, and Christina insists just speaking out allowed her to lift some of the burden she had been carrying. “What really helped was talking about it,” she says. “It was just overwhelming. It made me feel so much better. All the women said, ‘Me too, me too, me too and really got me through it. I’ve got my mummy tribe that got bigger because of that.” Perri, 32, has since been able to pull herself out of the funk, and she’s looking forward to a bright future. “I got married , bought a house and had a baby (within) the same year. Talk about blessings! That’s a dream,” she smiles. “All I ever wanted was a family, and that’s where I’m at now! It’s like a f**king Disney movie.” Perri and Costabile tied the knot in December, 2017, on the fourth anniversary of the day they first met, and welcomed little Carmella weeks later. The baby has already inspired Christina’s latest work – her first release as a mum was Songs for Carmella: Lullabies & Sing-a-Longs, a collection of classic children’s tunes, as well as a reworked version of her A Thousand Years smash, which dropped to coincide with her child’s