Screening for Help –
July 27, 2018 – Russell Kane, the comedian, has disclosed that he is receiving treatment for internet addiction and likened the lure of social media to cocaine. Kane said his use of a smartphone to monitor social media had become out of control and was affecting his family life. Speaking on his Boys Don’t Cry podcast, Kane, 42, said: “I’ll throw something out there. I’ve had six counselling sessions for internet addiction. Six, because it’s affecting my life. I haven’t shared this publicly; in fact, I don’t think my mum even knows this. I was getting in, say, from a gig, going back on a Sunday morning, and all my family has arrived to a barbecue and I’ll go and get changed.