He's an iconic club DJ, the crowned Prince of Instagram and memes, and an advocate for discussing addiction and recovery. The wickedly funny and brutally honest DJ Fat Tony has announced the release of his first book, described as a 'memoir of a life of extremes'.
From childhood abuse to taking to the tiles with Boy George, Leigh Bowery and Sue Tilley, creating a drag persona, DJ'ing the biggest fashion parties and spiralling into drug addiction, nothing is off limits when it comes to Tony. Having launched the series The Recovery in lockdown, where Tony spoke to figures including Lily Allen and Professor Green about their own struggles, for Tony, being open is the only way forward. Previously, he's also shared his story with SHOWstudio in a video interview, and joined poet Sonny Hall in a conversation on sobriety.
Now, 14 years sober, Tony is telling his story in written form for the first time. Close friend Kate Moss says, 'This is a story that should never have been told'. Tony is open about the fact that he nearly didn't make it, that when in the throws of addiction, there's usually no clear escape route. Sharing memes throughout lockdown, his Instagram account has quickly become a saving grace for his 263k followers. Tony does everything with a wink and a nudge, and his new book, slated for release in May 2022, makes for a must-read.