Will Young issues appeal after claiming London bus driver directed homophobic slur at him

Singer asks Sadiq Khan and TFL for help finding culprit

Will Young has claimed that a London bus driver hurled homophobic abuse at him, asking for help in tracking down the individual.

The singer and Pop Idol winner tweeted about the alleged incident on Friday (January 5), claiming that a TFL (Transport For London) bus driver uttered a homophobic slur towards him.

Young went on to say that despite reporting the abuse “ten minutes after it happened”, he’s been told by the bus companies that any video footage is “gone” because it’s “too late” after the incident.

“Quite how someone complains and actually GETS footage I am unsure,” Young added.

The star then issued an appeal to TFL and London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to “help me find the driver to ensure he doesn’t abuse others”.

See his tweets about the incident below.

A TFL spokesman has since responded to Young’s tweets, writing: “I am so sorry to see this. I’ve also just seen the previous tweet on your feed and I want to ensure we take action straight away. The behavior you described is unacceptable. I am just going to send you a PM to get a few more details from you.” See that beneath.

In 2016, after pulling out of Strictly Come Dancing for “personal reasons”, Young revealed that he suffers from post traumatic stress disorder.

The singer explained how he suffered a “breakdown” following the release of his fifth album in 2011. He said: “I got PTSD and got depersonalisation and derealisation, which is when your body can’t cope with the flooding of emotions from the past, so it shuts down. I couldn’t see my face in the mirror, I couldn’t recognise places or family or friends.”