People do suffer when they lose someone close, why shouldn t he say he is still suffering. Also I am sure MG went to no1. Also didn t Katie run after him when he came out of the jungle, trying to get to his room, sending him flowers when he was on top of the pops.
I am pretty sure Mysterious Girl did get to number 1, but I think it was in the 2000's as a re-issue. In the UK I mean ... not another little island.
Edit --- it was 2004.