Being famous isn’t always everything it’s cracked up to be. Just ask Kim Kardashian how she feels about it this week.
Sure, you get loads of perks, make lots of money, get to dive cool cars, live in great houses… where was I going with this again? Oh yeah, there is also a downside to being famous.
One of the biggest downsides is the crazy people who decide that stalking you will somehow make their life better.
This is something tennis stud Andy Murray has experienced first-hand and his story is about as creepy as it gets.
Murray, currently competing in the China Open, sat down with Anusha Dandekar for the International Premier Tennis League, and was asked about his craziest encounter with a fan.
His answer, while kind of funny, was also most definitely creepy as hell (via Esquire)…
“At one of the tournaments I played, a maid in the hotel … I had a ‘do not disturb’ sign on, on the door, and she came in and sat on my bed and started stroking my arm at about seven in the morning when I was still sleeping, and then turned up at a couple more tournaments in the hotels that I was playing at in Rotterdam and Barcelona,” said Murray while promoting the International Premier Tennis League.
“I don’t know if that’s a fan thing – that’s a bit extreme – but that happened,” he added, with classic Scottish understatement.
Murray did not give details on where the initial incident took place, but the Association of Tennis Professionals has encouraged other players to speak out about any breaches of security.
“All players are encouraged to report any incident involving a stalker or unwanted attention to the ATP director of security, who will assist the player and his team in reporting such an incident to the appropriate authorities in the jurisdiction that it occurred,” the ATP said in a statement.
Damn. Woke up to a stranger sitting on your bed stroking your arm? Then followed him to two other tournaments? Dafuq? I am so glad that I am not famous. (That’s a lie, I would 100% trade places with him right now.)