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Keith Sadler Recalls 'Darkest Days' Before Busking In Bury St Edmunds And Releasing Debut Album Song

Thursday 28 March 2019


From UK news outlet the Bury Free Press:


Keith Sadler
Keith Sadler is more commonly seen playing
outside Adnams in Bury St Edmunds.

Keith Sadler recalls 'darkest days' before busking in Bury St Edmunds and releasing debut album Song

By William Mata -
23 March 2019
© 2019 - Iliffe Media Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Six years ago music was the saviour for Keith Sadler when he hit rock bottom after illness forced him to leave teaching.

The 37-year-old has since become a familiar face in Bury St Edmunds, with his busking outside Adnams winning many shoppers over to his talent for alternative folk.

Now the singer-songwriter, who lives in Needham Market, is to release his first album Song but says it was nearly all so different.

“I was depressed and suicidal, it was a terrible time,” Keith told the Bury Free Press last week about his darkest days from 2010 to 2013.

“I was teaching in Hull, where I lived with my wife Anna, when the illness started. I thought I had a bad cold but it got worse and worse until I was bed-bound. I could not go to work, and I was trying, but I was too ill. We were already moving back to where I’m from near Ipswich and I had a new job. But I only lasted half a term there.”

This was at the end of 2009. He had been diagnosed with ME (chronic fatigue syndrome) and said the final straw was a minor transient ischemic attack – often considered to be like a mini stroke. He has since been diagnosed with bipolar (2) disorder and complex PTSD.


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