Professor Green on ‘personal mission’ to sort himself out

Professor Green on ‘personal mission’ to sort himself out


Professor Green is on a “personal mission” to “sort [his] s*** out” now he’s a dad.

The 37-year-old rapper – who has spoken in the past about his mental health struggles – gave up drinking during lockdown because he wants to be at his best for his partner Karima McAdams and their newborn son Slimane Ray.

He said: “I am on a personal mission to sort my s*** out.

“I try to stay on top of stuff and a lot of people like to decompress by having a drink, but if I wake up with a hangover then I’m not going to get anything done and then things become more unmanageable and that leads to anxiety and stress.

“The self-loathing isn’t that healthy either. So now I do it far less – if at all.”

The ‘Got It All’ hitmaker likes to switch off from the world and “escape” from the public eye when he can.

He said: “It’s all about picking your battles, being focused, having a clear-out and staying on top of things as much as possible.

“Whenever I can, I turn off my phone to escape.

“I have got responsibilities and I like to walk my dogs, but I lead a very mundane, day-to-day life.

“For me, it’s getting out of bed every day and getting on with it and that is commendable.”

And the rapper – whose real name is Stephen Manderson – has also found therapy very helpful.

He told Closer magazine: “The only way to ever learn to become more mentally resilient is to access therapy when you’re not at a point of crisis.

“So my advice to anyone would be to consider therapy, whether you think you need it or not.

“It’s a brilliant way of training the mind and helps you cope with whatever you encounter.”