HE may have played nice guy Dr Karl Kennedy in Neighbours for 37 years, but Alan Fletcher has confessed that initially, the fame turned him into a monster.
The Aussie actor was forced to turn to therapy to get him through.
Alan said: ““I wasn’t a good person to be around. I became selfish and things became too much about me, me, me.
“I needed therapy to get through this dark period.
“My wife said to me: ‘You’re not in a good place, you require professional help’.”
The challenge began when Alan tried to juggle long hours on Ramsay Street with maintaining his passion project – a photography business.
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Ahead of the soap’s final episode on Friday, he added: “I love photography so much and hadn’t wanted to let the business I’d built up go, even after I’d landed the Neighbours job but in the end, I completely blew myself out and needed assistance.
“I had to get a level playing field back in my life – I needed to take a breath and think a little bit about where I sat in the world, in order to achieve some proportion.”
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