Mandy Moore's ex-husband is desperate. No, really.
Musician Ryan Adams – who's been accused of sexual misconduct by seven women, including his ex-wife and actress Phoebe Bridgers – is begging his record label (or any record label, for that matter) to give him another shot because he says broke and about to be evicted.
"I know I'm damaged goods. I know I am and they aren't the ideal thing, but I had a label interested for months and they wasted my time. I'm months from losing my label, studio and my home," the disgraced singer said in a since-deleted Instagram post.
"I'm 46 and scared I'm gonna be living in my sisters basement. If you are a label and interested please let me know," he continued his plea, adding that his message was "sent with love and humility. I already got dropped by Capitol twice. Maybe someone still cares."
Adams also posted and quickly deleted, "Please if someone takes a chance on me and this music I'll bust my ass to support it. Sorry to sound desperate."
His latest cry for for help mirrors several from the recent past, as his desperation was also palpable in a post from earlier this month after he lost his cat, Theo.
"I have no record deal. I'm kinda broke. I have no friends (ok I have my best friends for when I was a kid) and Theo died," Ryan captioned a since-deleted photo of his late pet.
"I have a hundred songs. No merch store (not sure why) and I don't have my old master tapes or recordings (they don't care/answer my people)," he went on. "SO...If ANYBODY CAN HELP ME...please. I would love to make albums. Or just own a home (I don't own a home). This is stupid. I miss Theo. I'm mad. I've had enough."
The singer then left the following comments on his own post:
- "Goddamnit. Not loaded. Not crazy mad, just being REAL!!!!"
- "People asking in my DM's 'are you ok man' NO! I am FAR from ok."
Adams' personal life and career have been on a downward trajectory since his divorce from Moore in 2016.
He was dropped from his label, Blue Note/Capitol, before creating his own, PAX AM, under which he released two albums.
Neither has charted in the United States or United Kingdom.
Moore, Bridgers and five other women spoke with The New York Times in February of 2019, claiming that Adams' M.O. was to pursue women under the guise of helping their musical careers, only to become allegedly abusive soon after.
Last year, he was also investigated by the FBI for a sexually-explicit online relationship with a minor, but he was cleared of the charges in January.