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‘I was in a dark space’: Jack Fincham candidly reveals his battle with depression and addiction

Love Island‘s Jack Fincham revealed he is struggling with addiction and depression during an Instagram post on Tuesday, as he discussed dealing with a ‘torrent’ of online abuse and ‘fake’ friends. 

The reality star, 30, admitted he was in a ‘really dark place’ without anywhere to turn or pals to talk to, after feeling like he has let his loved ones down. 

Before uploading the video to his social media account, Jack penned: ‘Thanks for the amazing supportive message[s] I’m overwhelmed. 

Battle: Jack Fincham revealed he is struggling with addiction and depression during an Instagram post on Tuesday, as he discussed dealing with a ‘torrent’ of online abuse and ‘fake’ friends

‘I deleted this video as I was embarrassed but I am beginning my road to recovery. And believe me the comeback will be stronger #bekind.’ [sic]

Then speaking to the camera while alone, a sombre Jack said: ‘To touch on what’s going on, I’m really struggling. Really struggling with anxiety and depression, addiction and I’ve made some good steps today to get help.

‘I can’t do it on my own. In this fame industry it’s hard, it’s so cut throat. One minute people like you and one minute they don’t.

‘I’ve had a lot of fake friends come and go, I was surprised when I was in my dark space, all the people who said they would be there, weren’t.

Downhearted: The reality star, 30, admitted he was really in a 'dark place' without anywhere to turn or pals to talk to, after feeling like he has let his loved ones down

Downhearted: The reality star, 30, admitted he was really in a ‘dark place’ without anywhere to turn or pals to talk to, after feeling like he has let his loved ones down

‘I’m not going to feel sorry for myself, I’ve got my own responsibilities. I want to be a kind, nice person and I try my best.’

The star, who recently had a brush with police and split from TOWIE’s Frankie Sims, admitted that social media hate hurts him, but he is choosing to talk to his followers as he has no-one else to turn to – aside from his family. 

He continued:  ‘There’s been obstacles, some people have opinions on my life. The torrent of abuse on Instagram has really affected me. It couldn’t be furtherer from the truth. Words hurt and we do see them.

‘I thought I had thick skin but obviously not, ill be back though – bigger and stronger.

Honest: Speaking to the camera while alone, a sombre Jack said: 'To touch on what's going on, I'm really struggling. Really struggling with anxiety and depression, addiction and I've made some good steps today to get help'

Honest: Speaking to the camera while alone, a sombre Jack said: ‘To touch on what’s going on, I’m really struggling. Really struggling with anxiety and depression, addiction and I’ve made some good steps today to get help’

‘I’ve turned off my like count and comments because it was bringing me down. It was putting me into a bad space.

‘I can’t argue with thousands of people and give them my side of the story.

‘I’ll keep you updated, I’m a happy go lucky person, I’ve a lot of love to give. But I don’t know who I’m talking to, I’m talking to you guys because I feel I have nobody else to talk to apart from my family obviously. 

Turn their backs: He added: 'I've had a lot of fake friends come and go, I was surprised when I was in my dark space, all the people who said they would be there, weren't'

Turn their backs: He added: ‘I’ve had a lot of fake friends come and go, I was surprised when I was in my dark space, all the people who said they would be there, weren’t’

‘But sometimes opinions from other people do help. Sorry to be depressing.’

Jack explained why he decided to share his feelings: ‘The reason I’m saying this is if I can just help one person I’m happy.

‘You should speak out about mental health because it’s a serious thing, it’s awful. It affects you physically, you don’t want to do anything or exercise. Leave the house.

‘I’m sorry this is downbeat but I wanted to address it because over the last few weeks I’ve been getting some nasty, over the top remarks.

Painful: The star, who recently had a brush with police and split from Frankie Sims, also said: 'You should speak out about mental health because it’s a serious thing, it’s awful'

Painful: The star, who recently had a brush with police and split from Frankie Sims, also said: ‘You should speak out about mental health because it’s a serious thing, it’s awful’

‘People think it doesn’t affect you but it does, it’s not nice. The added pressure of whatever you do reflects on your family, that’s the worse pressure on earth. I feel like I’ve let everyone down.

‘I promise everyone I’ve turned over a new leaf and I want to make everyone proud.’

He continued: ‘I want you to like me for how you saw me first on TV, I hope you’re well and sending lots of love. Sorry this was so sombre and sad. Keep going, you’ll come out the other end. I hope I do.

‘I think people need to remember and take a look at themselves, people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

Challenges: He continued: 'There's been obstacles, some people have opinions on my life. The torrent of abuse on Instagram has really affected me. It couldn't be furtherer from the truth. Words hurt and we do see them'

Challenges: He continued: ‘There’s been obstacles, some people have opinions on my life. The torrent of abuse on Instagram has really affected me. It couldn’t be furtherer from the truth. Words hurt and we do see them’

‘If someone does a bad thing it doesn’t mean they’re a bad person. Just like if someone does one good thing, it doesn’t making them f***ing Ghandi.

‘I urge people to think before they comment or message, trust me it does affect people.

‘This hasn’t even scratched the surface of the full story, it’s the most watered down version you could ever get. I might make a film – nah I won’t – maybe. Somethings you wouldn’t even believe.’

For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or click here for details 

Sadness: He continued: 'The added pressure of whatever you do reflects on your family, that’s the worse pressure on earth. I feel like I’ve let everyone down'

Sadness: He continued: ‘The added pressure of whatever you do reflects on your family, that’s the worse pressure on earth. I feel like I’ve let everyone down’


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