With a big crowd watching on and fans chanting his name, it transported him back to the thick of his music when he was regularly performing in front of thousands of people and making live TV appearances.
“I’ve had the experience of having to get up and do things in front of lots and lots of people that I cared about the outcome,” says Simpson. “I knew how to deal with it more than let it ruin me in that moment, I suppose.”
It’s now approaching three years since Simpson turned his focus away from his music and towards competitive swimming.
“It put me on a trajectory of rapid improvement because I just had to learn how to deal with it — whether that was