Rick Springfield hasn’t been relevant in about a million years, yet he appeared on Good Morning America to talk about how he was really depressed when he was successful and how much of a sex addict he was and how it was really sad.
Springfield, you’ll remember, wrote Jessie’s Girl and appeared on General Hospital and… yep, that’s it. Oh, and that was in the 1980s, which is like, a bazillion years ago.
So why are we talking about Ri…. oh, he has a memoir coming out. How CONVENIENT.
Springfield, now 61, was 17 when he fought the first skirmish in his battle with depression. The outwardly sunny soul reveals in his new memoir, “Late, Late at Night,” which hits stores today, about his dark attempt to take his own life. Via ABC News
Springfield also talked about how he cheated on his wife.
“[Sex] calmed a lot of things in me,” he said. “It’s something that I did because it made me feel better about myself. If this person is willing to have sex with me, than she must think I’m OK. … It became, like any drug, a habit.”
Since there isn’t a chance he’s going to write a new hit song and probably a really slim chance he’s going to appear on any TV shows any time soon, I guess telling writing a book about how much of a jerk you were is a good way to get some cash.
Next stop: Reality Show! Can’t wait.