Matt did an interview with The Sun newspaper in the UK
Read the full interview below
Matt Goss has told how he saved the life of a suicidal woman during an online chat. Matt was doing a live session last month when an alarming message popped up from a distressed fan who wanted to kill herself.
He immediately stopped, called the woman, who we are calling Hannah, told her he was calling the emergency services and talked to her for 20 minutes before she calmed down.
In an exclusive interview he told The Sun on Sunday: “The message from this lady said she wanted to end it all.
“My heart was in my mouth. I couldn’t ignore it and stopped everything, contacted the woman and she was indeed in a great deal of trouble.
“She was in her own house and was in a bad way. So I told her that if she was at risk, I’d need to contact the authorities — the police, the ambulance, everything. “I let her know the severity of what was about to happen and I think, for her, that was a relief.
“She wanted to be heard, to be listened to.“After a good 20 minutes we started to break some ground and she began to calm down.
‘If Matt hadn’t helped it could have been serious’
“In the end she signed off because she felt so loved.
“When I checked on her a couple of times afterwards, she said to me, ‘I’m in a different place. I feel heard. I feel loved.I feel like I have one more friend in the world’. “I feel very humbled that I was able to save someone who was right on the edge.”
When we contacted Hannah — the fan Matt helped — she spoke about how grateful she was for the star’s intervention.
Hannah, who revealed she got help and feels better, said: “Had I not got in touch with Matt that day things could have got really serious.
“I was having a really, really bad day. I was at my wits’ end.
“Matt just helped me to see that I am important, that I do matter and that I can do whatever I set my mind to and that I’m not worthless.
“He’s a true gentleman and someone who genuinely cares about others.
“I’m now feeling very positive about the future. I will be forever grateful to him.”
Today Matt tells about how the experience has changed his life for ever, opens up about coming to terms with turning 50 and admits he still holds his head in his hands thinking about some of the scenes in THAT ridiculed Bros documentary. He also reveals how he once flirted with Princess Diana, is a prolific user of celebrity dating App Raya and says his dream woman is Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer.
But it was their 2018 documentary Bros: After The Screaming Stops — which Matt admits attracted a lot of mockery — that earned them a new wave of followers.
In one memorable moment of the 90-minute fly-on-the-wall documentary, which has been watched 20million times across the globe, Matt ranted about the game of conkers, which he thought had been banned in England.
Recalling the scene, Matt said: “Do you think that Churchill didn’t have moments when he just put his head in his hands?
“I accept that the film was edited for maximum effect, but it was an authentic portrayal of me and my brother that forced us to address our grief and differences in front of the camera.
“What you saw is what you got, and it also showed other people that their families may be crazy, but so is mine. It let people know that we were not robots. I’m a cerebral person and I don’t think I’m eccentric. I’m tired of that, ‘eccentric’ bull***t. And of course, I know very well that the most important thing in the world is not conkers.”
But South London-born Matt, who lives in Las Vegas and travels back to the UK a few times a year, said the film has reignited the hysteria around him and his band. He said: “Sometimes 100, 200 people are at the airport when I come home, and I think in some ways it was a relief what the movie did for me. “I like being famous. It’s fun. I’ve always felt an affinity with people on a mass level, anyway.”
But Matt, who is single, said he is still looking for someone to share his life with. He added: “I know I’m a leg man. I’m a leg guy. That’s what I find aesthetically sexy. ‘It’s a swipe left, swipe right society’
“The women that I speak to want men to come up to them because they’re women. “They’re secure. I personally am motivated by a connection — a physical, a mental connection, which is very sexy to me.
“In regards to romance, it’s a swipe-left, swipe-right society. All dating apps.
There’s a celebrity dating app called Raya, and you know which celebrity I’d swipe right for? Jodie Comer from Killing Eve.
“I think that’s the only person lately that I’ve actually been like, ‘Wow, what a talent’. I just find talent very attractive.”
He told how he recently flirted with Pussycat Doll and Heart FM DJ Ashley Roberts. Matt said: “At the end of the interview Ashley said, ‘Hey, I’m single, you know what I mean’, and I said jokingly, ‘Hey we’re both single, hit me up’.”
Matt, whose band’s biggest hits include When Will I Be Famous, also revealed that he once flirted with Princess Diana after a meal with her in central London in 1989, and was aware of their “connection”.
He said: “I remember it well. We had lunch. It was just one of those moments that I’ll never forget. “She was incredibly captivating, incredibly kind and she had this cheeky thing in her eyes. “She was just?.?.?. wonderful. Wonderful is the word. I don’t think there’s a man on Earth who wouldn’t have loved to have gone on a date with Princess Diana.
“I would not have red blood in my veins if I didn’t say yes, she’s one of the most remarkable women, I think, in history. I mean, she’s beautiful.”
But he insists it has not affected his outlook on life.
He said: “I’m still an able- bodied person. I boxed for 16 years. I still box.
“I love knowing that I am one of the strong ones in a room. I like knowing that I have explosive strength, which I do.
“But I’m a very direct person. I don’t want to come across as just an idiot. I’m a multidimensional human being.”