The rapper wanted to take revenge after he was stabbed six times in Ayia Napa, Cyprus in 2003 – but musical success helped him through it.
Dizzee, real name DYLAN MILLS, rarely talks of the incident but has opened up saying: “I was so sick and so ill. It was s*** – s*** the fact someone could do that to you and get away with it.
“I didn’t really know what was going on. I was a bit lost after it. I was really depressed but I was homicidal as well.
“Something like that can’t just happen to you – if you do survive it, it’s a massive, massive shock to the system.” Nobody was ever charged by police for the incident in the resort. The star, who yesterday struck his fifth No 1 with his and JAMES CORDEN‘s World Cup anthem Shout, added: “One of the hardest things for me was just to keep doing what I was doing as far as the music was concerned. It was too easy to try and do something stupid.”
Since then he’s gone on to be an award-winning artist and one of the best talents around.
He added: “It made me appreciate my life, not waste it.
“Now I never get up without looking forward to the day. That’s helped with the drive – knowing I could die, how easy it is to die.”
The full interview is out in Music Week today.