The Vamps' James McVey Talks Social Media And Mental Health on LBC
25 November 2017, 19:25
James spoke to Beverly Turner about how his chronic use of social media and how it affected him personally
The Vamps' James McVey, who has 1.8 million Twitter followers, has admitted he's now trying to live "in the real world" rather than on his phone.
The musician joined Bev Turner to discuss social media and how it can affect users' mental health.
James said it was important to recognise social media's benefits, having met the other members of The Vamps through YouTube and Facebook. He acknowledged it had "made my career."
James also spoke about his friend Jack Maynard, who left the I'm a Celebrity jungle after he was engulfed by a Twitter controversy. McVey said that "everyone at some point in their life has said things that they regret."
He said: "Everything you put online, you should only say things you genuinely believe in."
McVey admitted that he had never had any social media training, he just used common sense.
Watch the clip at the top of this page.