James Arthur has responded to comments made by ‘X Factor’ winner Matt Terry about the drug use of former contestants.

Speaking to The Mirror, Terry vowed not to go down a path of taking drugs like some previous winners, including Arthur, saying he was "strong-minded" enough to avoid the pitfalls.

James ArthurJames Arthur has responded to Matt Terry’s drug comments

Tweeting a link to an article about Terry, Arthur wrote: "I ain't cursed bro... I did some drugs and got lost yeah but even strong minded people do that #LOVE,” along with an 'eye roll' emoji.

Terry, who was crowned this year’s winner last Sunday, had told The Mirror: “I’ve never ever done drugs and I never will.”

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“I’m a strong-minded person and I will only do something if I want to do something. I come from a very grounded family - normal people - so for me it’s really important to stay who I am.

“I never take anything too seriously. I like to laugh everything off and make sure it’s about having a good time and being happy. That’s what I’m going to do.”

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After winning the ‘X Factor’ in 2012, Arthur saw his personal life go in a downward spiral, and earlier this year he admitted he was once smoking 15 joints a day and abusing prescription pills to treat depression.

However he eventually managed to quit drugs, leading to a career comeback which saw him resign with Simon Cowell’s Syco label earlier this year and later top the album charts with his second record.