It has been revealed that former member of Take That, Jason Orange, reportedly blames the band for “ruining his life”.
Jason left the band in 2014 and has stayed away from the limelight ever since.
When he left he said: “At the end of The Progress Tour I began to question whether it might be the right time for me to not continue on with Take That.
“There has been no falling out, only a decision on my part that I no longer wish to do this.
“I know how much Mark, Gary and Howard enjoy writing and making music, and they know that they have my full support and encouragement to continue on with what is to be another chapter for the band.”
But now Take That’s former manager Nigel Martin-Smith has spoken out about the real reason Jason left.
Nigel opened up to the Daily Star and said Jason had been unhappy for a long time.
He said: “When I put Jason in the band he loved it but he turned around years later and said he was upset with me.
“He said he couldn’t sing, he wasn’t a musician and I had no right to put him in the band. He wanted to know why I did it to him.
“He said he had loads of issues as a result of it and seemed to blame me for ruining his life. I couldn’t believe it.”
You might wonder how could he have been unhappy when he became loved all over the world and earned millions for being part of one of the most famous boy bands of all time.
And that’s exactly what Nigel thought at the time, when Jason allegedly confided in him about his unhappiness.
Speaking of his confusion Nigel explained: “I said ‘Jay, you’ve travelled the world first class, stayed in five-star hotels, had women throwing themselves at you, had the most amazing life, with how many millions in the bank.’ It must have been so horrible for him. That’s how bizarre it is.”
The last tour that Jason was a part of, The Progress Tour of 2011, became the highest grossing concert series at Wembley Stadium.
The band performed for eight nights at the stadium which alone made £38 million.
Take That’s 30th anniversary will be coming up in 2022 and although Robbie Williams is speculated to be returning for it, it looks pretty unlikely that Jason will reunite with his band mates.
The only members who are still in Take That are Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald.