Roman Kemp thanked the late Joe Lyons’ family for allowing him to show the world ‘just how incredible’ he was.
The Capital FM DJ appeared on the BBC documentary Our Silent Emergency to discuss mental health and the suicidal thoughts he had a year before his pal passed away.
Joe, best known to everyone as the Joe The Producer, was Roman’s best friend and the two hit it off the moment they met eight years ago in the office.
“Seeing people now checking on their friends and asking twice is incredible,” the 28-year-old tweeted after the documentary aired.
“We ALL need to do it. Thank you for the messages and thank you so much to the Lyons family for letting me show just how incredible Joe was.”
Roman’s friend and former One Direction star Niall Horan also took to Twitter to support his pal.
“So proud of my mate @romankemp,” he tweeted. “That was eye-opening and beautiful all at the same time.
“We all must look out for each other. The two ok rule, always ask twice. #OurSilentEmergency.”
Roman simply responded with a heart emoji.
The TV personality revealed that he felt endless pressure mounting on him and began questioning his entire life, relationships and career.
He feared that he had only found success on the radio because of his famous dad, Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp.
“I was caught out in my brain on everything,” explains Roman during his powerful documentary. “How I looked, what I was doing wrong work-wise, ‘Am I doing my job because of who my dad is? Am I being a good boyfriend?’.
“All these pressures just came on top of me. I remember being in the bedroom not knowing what to do.
“I went to the floor on my knees around my head and just crying, saying to myself, ‘What’s the point? Why am I carrying on?'”
Roman says his mum, former Wham! Singer Shirlie Holliman, saved his life when he rang her in tears during his breakdown.