Mark Owen - Mark Owen Suffers Pre-tour 'Meltdown'
British pop star Mark Owen suffered a "meltdown" ahead of Take That's upcoming tour as pre-performance jitters took hold and led to "panic" and sleepless nights.
The group is gearing up for a summer (11) tour of Europe - their first as a five-piece since Robbie Williams walked out in 1995.
Owen, who checked into rehab last year (10) following revelations about a string of affairs and drinking problems, has been in agony worrying about the 36-date trek.
He says, "A few weeks ago I had a pre-tour panic, a bit of a meltdown, which I went through for a couple of days. Not much sleep, but I came through the other end and I've been all right since."
The first concert of Take That's Progress tour is scheduled for Friday (27May11) in Sunderland, England, and Owen insists he now feels prepared to perform, adding: "We're confident with it now and I think the show's going to be brilliant."