LOVE Island champ Jack Fincham got emotional when he opened up about hitting 'rock bottom'.
Jack, who is in the midst of a very public row with the mother of his daughter, revealed he tried to take his own life at Christmas.
Speaking on the wellness podcast, MINBOSO, Jack got deep about his mental health struggles.
"I've hit rock bottom," Jack revealed, going on to tell the podcast he attempted to take his life at Christmas.
"I did not want to be here."
Jack then opened up about the impact his grandmother passing away in March had on him.
"That year and half has just been a downward spiral. More and more times being in your head… and thinking 'what is my purpose?'," he started.
"I remember I used to sit there and think, 'if I don't wake up, I don't care'… I didn't want to be in reality, I didn't want to have to think about it.
Jack revealed it was thinking about his Nan's reaction to his 'downward spiral' which spurred him to get help.
"I'm in the middle of turning my life around," he proudly admitted.
Jack then talked about social media, which he described as "poison."
"People just say nasty things and you might get 1,000 comments but you read that one comment that say you're fat and you're rubbish and that's the only one you focus on all day," he said.
Jack then said he couldn't understand why people wrote hateful comments and he "wouldn't dream" of speaking to someone else in that way because "it wouldn't enter my head."
After sharing clips of the interview, Jack chatted to his fans from home about the seriousness of mental health.
"Just a quick one, sorry if it's a little bit depressing but I'll try to make it funny, but to the people, a certain person, who say I'm playing the mental health card. How can you be playing a card?" he started.
"Mental health isn't something to play and it isn't something to use, it's really, really serious."
Jack's embroiled in a very public spat with the mother of his baby, who was born in January 2020.
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Today, Casey said she was going to write a BOOK about their ongoing feud as she insisted: "I have nothing to be ashamed of."
Casey has slammed Jack on social media several times in recent months, and earlier this week posted another statement that accused him of having a "non existent" relationship with their little girl.
She claimed to become "isolated" as she was "worried" about bumping into people she knew while pregnant and having to avoid answering her the father of her baby was, adding that she "lost friends and family over it".
Casey also wrote: "He was nowhere to be seen during the whole of my pregnancy and made it VERY clear that he didn't want to be involved – something I fully accepted, yet as soon as my daughter was born his agents already had a TV show lined up for him – JACK THE DAD!!!!!!"
Jack retaliated by taking to his Instagram Story to share two messages he claimed came from Casey a week apart – the first asking to receive child support in cash instead of into her bank account, and that she will drop their daughter to his for a couple of hours every other week, and the second her refusing to let him see their little girl if she isn't also present.
The ex Love Island champ wrote: "There are two sides to every story but I choose to keep it private and not say anything."
He added that it was impacting his mental health, insisting to followers: "This person hates me and is bitter because a one night stand didn't work out, we were never friends – she came back alone to my house with others and her plan didn't work out. Now she wants to ruin me, the truth always comes out."
It does seem Jack is turning his life around as The Sun revealed the 30-year-old star was one of FIVE ex Love Islanders to appear in the MTV series, Ex In The City, which kicks off on October 20.
This is the third reality show he has tried to find love on – the first being the ITV2 series he won with ex Dani Dyer, which came ahead of his stint on E4's Celebs Go Dating.
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