Boy Band Five Split After Four Years

By | September 28, 2001 at 12:00 AM

The boy band Five split up on Thursday after four years together that gave them three number one hits.

After weeks of speculation about their possible breakup, the band said the decision to disband had come “after lengthy discussions.”

The band said that as their profile had grown, they could no longer do justice to their fans or to each other.

Five released their third album – “Kingsize” – last month. They topped the singles chart in August with “Let’s Dance.”

Five star J has said the pressures of fame drove him to anorexia, insomnia and mental breakdown. He claimed that all the members of the boy band had health problems.

“We’ve all had mental breakdowns. I was anorexic for eight months. I would eat just half a sandwich a day,” J told Loaded Magazine in August.

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