Even Pop Stars Can’t Escape the Credit Crunch…

One minute you’re strutting around on stage as your band headline stadium tours. The crowd are singing along to your every word and girls are screaming their name and launching their pants at you. It’s a dream come true.

But in the blink of an eye your career is over, even your own friends don’t want to know you and you’ve been reduced to sleeping in the back of your old battered car. What a nightmare.

It’s not a scenario many of us are familiar with, but unfortunately it’s the fate of JD Fortune, who was fired as lead singer of the legendary INXS in 2008.

The ironically-named Fortune became the band’s singer in 2005 after winning the reality show Rock Star: INXS in 2005, but is now living out of his car, which he refers to as ‘Chateaux JD Fortune’.

“I don’t know where I’m going, from sofa to sofa, from night to night. I’m trying to get through my life”, the singer said.

While it does make you wonder why he didn’t save any money for the three years he was in the band, it’s still a sad and cautionary tale which proves that none of us are safe from the recession–not even reality show winners and pop stars.

~ by benjaminhewitt on February 22, 2009.

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