Question by  Nidhi (20)

Is the lead singer of Pink Floyd in a mental home?

I have heard this and wondered if was a rumor or the truth.


Answer by  npatin44 (258)

David Gilmour eventually replaced Syd Barrett, who, along with Roger Waters, originally created the band. Barrett did, in fact, suffer a mental breakdown of sorts and was briefly institutionalized before secluding himself still leading a very creative life. The album Wish You Were Here was a dedication to Barrett. Barrett passed away in 2006.


Answer by  sashangeljaz (992)

The original front man and guiding force of Pink Floyd was Syd Barret. He was a heavy drug user and his behavior became so erratic the band was forced to kick him out and go on without him. For many year, Syd struggled with mental health issues and lived quietly with his mother. He died a few years back.


Answer by  kfelicetti (235)

If this question is referring to Syd Barrett, the original lead singer of Pink Floyd, whether he spent time in a mental home is unknown. After leaving Pink Floyd, he was reclusive. His sister said he spent time in a private "home for lost souls", but did not receive therapy.

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