you have given for years, no Interview more.

Yes, that’s right.

didn’t you want to be an elementary school teacher for math and Religion? That was the last thing they heard.

That was always my dream. Nevertheless, I have canceled the study.


It came to me a couple of years of very, very bad. I had a Depression, could no longer go to Uni. Since everything is high, which I have not processed at Tic-Tac-Toe, really.

The rapid success and decline of the Band?

Yes. Long I thought, okay, I don’t have it processed correctly, but can live well with it. Until I met a Person from that time and literally collapsed am.

photo: inter-topics

Wältken in 1978, was born in Dortmund, Germany. As Ricky was with the Band, Tic Tac Toe, famous sold between 1995 and 1997, several million records (photo l-R: Jazzy, Ricky and Lee). Their most successful Songs: “I think you’re shit” and “Fuck off”. Tic-Tac-Toe is polarized; a tearful press conference, where the three were arguing in front of the cameras, made it back to the “Tagesschau“. Between 2005 and 2007, the Trio tried to make a Comeback, but failed.

Who was that?

I don’t want to say.

Okay. And how did it continue?

I’ve been through therapy, and then training as an occupational therapist started. Now I stand just before the exam.

How did you get this job?

I have a friend who is an occupational therapist. I always thought, what a beautiful profession this is. As I got better, I wanted to make a Cut and start over. From the teacher’s course of study, the air was out. So I’ve been shadowing in a practice, and knew: This is my thing. Now I have the feeling to be arrived.

Also familiar?

Yes, my daughter is 16. Her father, from whom I’m separated, also takes care of you. We have a good relationship. I have a boyfriend, I am very happy.

you Miss the red carpet?

Spontaneously I would say: no, because I’m so happy. But I’m already thinking of the great moments at Tic-Tac-Toe, the it was also. But I don’t miss this life really is.

What was the Hardest? The Criticism?

no, much worse, was the solitude. We were constantly on the go. I missed my family and friends. I was worn out. And too young to handle everything.

Anke Engelke has you taking the Mickey with Ricky’s Popsofa in the Sat-1-“week show” pretty …

Oh, Yes …

it hurt still?

Also I’m. At the time, I have always said: in order to have to deal with when one is in Public. In reality, it has hurt me very, very much. But the wound is healed.

do you still Have contact to the other girls?

the year before Last, I met Jazzy at the Christmas market in Dortmund. From time to time, we write to us. But we don’t know where Lee is.

Tic-Tac-Toe has sold more than five million records. Money is left?

I divided the money and never in the lap of luxury lived, so that I can still live of it.

they Are recognized as the Ricky Tic-Tac-Toe?

Rare. For the most part, as then recognize me in my studies, or now in the internship. And then it’s going around like wildfire. On the street, in passing, I will recognize only very rarely.

Need to you be signing autographs?

rarely, but then I am glad also.

Interview: Kerstin Herrnkind


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