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Fears grow for The Voice's Jack Vidgen after public backlash following his return to the spotlight

‘He’s surrounded by leeches!’

His hotly anticipated TV comeback left The Voice judges thrilled, but Jack Vidgen's return to the spotlight that ruined him as a child star is cause for concern once again.
A source close to the talented vocalist, 22, reveals there's growing fears among his inner circle, who say the public backlash over his appearance is starting to weigh heavily on the former Australia's Got Talent winner.
"He's a lot tougher than he was when he became well known at 14, but the negative attention is starting to remind him of all the bad things he couldn't handle about fame the first time around," reveals the source.
Last week, Jack looked visibly uncomfortable after being quizzed about his lip fillers by Today presenter Brooke Boney.
Adding further stress to his personal life, the source explains that Jack, who recently came out as gay, is struggling to tell the difference between his real friends and what the insider describes as "leeches".
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Jack's return to the spotlight on The Voice is causing concern. (Image: Channel Nine)
Since it was announced that Jack would be returning to TV on The Voice, he's been inundated by people claiming to be his friends, says the source.
"All of a sudden they want to hang out with him, they want to be followed by him on social media, they're inviting him to party with them," says the insider. "These are people that were never there when Jack battled cancer or fell into tough times."
Earlier this month, Jack told Woman's Day that while he tries his best to ignore online criticism and negativity, he admits it's a hard thing to do.
"Fame is a really weird thing... people have this perception of you," he says.
Last week, Jack looked visibly uncomfortable after being quizzed about his lip fillers on the Today show. (Image: @jack.vidgen/ Instagram)
Since it was announced that Jack would be returning to TV on The Voice, he's been inundated by people claiming to be his friends, says the source.
"All of a sudden they want to hang out with him, they want to be followed by him on social media, they're inviting him to party with them," says the insider.
"These are people that were never there when Jack battled cancer or fell into tough times."
Earlier this month, Jack told Woman's Day that while he tries his best to ignore online criticism and negativity, he admits it's a hard thing to do.
"Fame is a really weird thing... people have this perception of you," he says.
Since it was announced Jack would be returning to TV, people have been trying to claw their way back into his life. (Image: @jack.vidgen/ Instagram)

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