Jack Fincham explains true extent of addiction and depression struggles

‘I am beginning my road to recovery’

jack fincham mental health addiction struggles

by Hannah Mellin |
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Love Island star Jack Fincham has opened up about his battles with depression and addiction and revealed that he sought help after realising he “can’t do it on my own”.

Jack, 30, who won the fourth series of the ITV2 show with ex-girlfriend Dani Dyer in 2018, opened up about struggling with fame as he spoke candidly on his Instagram story.

Admitting that he was “embarrassed to speak out”, he described his rocky relationship with fame and fake friendships.

jack fincham mental health addiction struggles

He told fans, “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.

“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.”

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

"I thought I had thick skin but obviously not, I'll be back though - bigger and stronger.”

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He then said he has turned off comments and likes on his Instagram posts in a bid to protect himself, “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.

“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.”

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Jack later returned to social media to thank his followers for the supportive messages he has received, “Thanks for the amazing supportive messages I’m overwhelmed.

“I deleted the video as I was embarrassed but I am beginning my road to recovery. And believe me the comeback will be stronger. #BEKIND.”

Jack’s admission comes a weeks after his ex Casey Ranger claimed that he hasn’t seen his daughter Blossom for four months, his split from TOWIE star Frankie Sims and a recent brush with the law after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

He was later charged with two counts of drug driving offences, which he pleaded not guilty to.

Sending you love, Jack!

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