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Jack Fincham 'Didn't Want To Be Here' & Was In A Very Dark Place Over Christmas

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

08:42 8 Oct 2021


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Jack Fincham opens up about dark period in his life

The following article contains details of drug overdose and suicide which some readers may find upsetting

Love Island 2018 winner Jack Fincham has opened up about a very dark period in his life.

During a recent podcast interview, he confessed to taking an overdose over Christmas because he, "didn't want to be here," anymore.

 

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Jack became a national treasure after appearing on the 2018 series of Love Island and ended up winning the show.

He told The Steven Sulley Study podcast that everything went downhill after that.

The former Islander said newfound fame, lucrative business deals and the lack of structure in his life sent him, "[spiraling] out of control."

 

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He explained, "With me, I’ve got really bad ADHD, I can’t concentrate on anything… it’s awful."

"I was earning good money doing sales, I was happy." Jack added, "I had a structure there."

"I knew if I went out on a Wednesday and didn’t turn up Thursday, you’d get a bit of a b*****king."

 

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"When I was huge, there was no backlash," Jack said of his life before fame.

He said he really struggled with the lack of structure in his life after Love Island.

"If I wanted to go out and do something and I didn’t want to turn up the next day, then I wouldn’t, and that’s the wrong attitude."

 

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He continued, "I had all this time and money on my hands, and I just… I wouldn’t say f***ed it, but put it this way, without that structure, I fell to bits."

"I was depressed. This is only over the last year when the money was running out and work was drying out because of the bad headlines."

"I’m not a bad person but sometimes good people do bad things," Jack said.

 

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"...I didn’t want to be here."

He continued, "Rock bottom for me was not earning the money I was earning and just feeling like, at points, I didn’t want to be here."

"I’ve never said this before. Christmas time, I took an overdose mate. I was ready to go. I didn’t want to be here. It’s upsetting to think…"

Thankfully, Jack is in a much better place now and has set up a stationery company to retain that structure in his life.

 

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The reality star believes he should have received better financial guidance from the Love Island team after he won the show.

He explained, "They should say, 'listen, you're going to earn this amount of money, invest it, save it, do something with it.'"

 

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"They don't tell you how to manage your money - you're getting these brand deals, you're getting this TV work, it's super super money."

"My personality, having a ton of money on your hands is a bad, bad mix, and over the last three years, I spiraled out of control, and I'm only just now pulling myself back together," Jack revealed.

 

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If you or someone you know is struggling, call 116 123 to speak to a Samaritan.

Click here for more information.


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