Manu Feildel reveals struggle with common health issue

The MKR chef has become a fan favourite over the years.

French-born chef and Aussie favourite Manu Feildel has spoken out for first time about a dark period in his life that saw him battle with a serious health issue.

While Manu usually comes across as a happy and jovial character, he has told TV Week that after losing two of his restaurants in 2014 he fell into depression.

“It was tough,” Manu, 43, said. “I lost my pride, my money and went through a stage of depression for a couple of months.”

He said his family and friends, including his fellow My Kitchen Rules judge Pete Evans, helped him recover.

“I got back on track because of my friends, family and the job I have now,” he said.

“I don’t have time for worrying anymore – what’s the point? It’s better to smile and be happy than to struggle for something that might work.”

Are you a fan of Manu? Do you think we need to be more open about mental health issues?

Share:
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Pinterest

Sue's sassy!

She became a member of Starts at 60 and got access to amazing travel deals, free masterclasses, exclusive news and features and hot member discounts!

And she entered to win a $10K trip for four people to Norfolk Island in 2021. Join now, it’s free to become a member. Members get more.

email

Leave your comment

Please sign in to post a comment.
Retrieving conversation…
Stories that matter
Emails delivered daily
Sign up