Things a singer would never do to his wife

  • Stabbed her in the arm with a broken wine glass after one argument then flung her into a wheelchair, demanding she apologise for “winding him up”.
  • Grabbed her by the neck and pushed her over a coffee table.
  • Pushed her into a bath while she was four weeks pregnant.
  • Started choking her after she asked him if he had been smoking drugs.
  • Continued to use illegal drugs and drink excessively, despite promises made before they married.
  • Called her an “ungrateful bitch” in a dispute over an office.
  • Tried to stop her breastfeeding, saying: “They are my breasts” and “I don’t want a mouthful of breastmilk”.
  • Made her cancel a crucial operation because it interfered with his holiday plans.
  • Objected when she asked to buy a bedpan to save her crawling to the toilet at night, saying it would be like being in “an old woman’s home”.
  • Forced her to crawl on her hands and knees up the steps of a plane because they were not wide enough for her wheelchair.
  • Vomited on himself after a drinking session and staggered home drunk and slurring, demanding his dinner.

Not saying anyone would do this, but I think it’s worth recording it for posterity.