David Bowie’s on-stage alter ego Ziggy Stardust nearly destroyed him

London, Mar h 24: David Bowie, who is back on the charts with his new album ‘The Next Day’, in decades, and a must see museum exhibition, has revealed that his on-stage persona Ziggy Stardust almost ruined him.

The 66-year-old superstar, who has earned an incredible 500million pounds, admitted that he had a very reserved, respectable childhood and nothing really happened to him that one would consider freaky, the Daily Star reported.

The ‘Space Oddity’ hit maker, who invented fictional characters Ziggy Stardust and Major Tom for the 1969 classic single Space Oddity, said that off stage he was a robot and it’s probably why he preferred dressing up as Stardust to being David.

The flamboyant singer added that Ziggy wouldn’t leave him alone for years and his whole personality was affected.

He further added that he became very dangerous and had doubts about his sanity.

Pals of Bowie, who was born David Robert Jones in Brixton, south London, said that after splitting with his manager in 1975 Bowie shut himself away and “for a week his howls could be heard through a locked attic door”.

Bowie’s friends added that he would burst into tears for no reason but refused to see a shrink, afraid of what they might discover. (ANI)