Rylan Clark opens up on breakdown: 'I pressed the nuclear button on my seemingly perfect life'
10.02.2024 - 15:17
Rylan Clark has candidly spoken about his breakdown and opened up about how he "pressed the nuclear button" on his life when things were at an all-time-low.
The TV presenter, 35, shared how he had to learn to walk and talk again after the breakdown he suffered in 2021 in the aftermath of his split from ex-husband Dan Neal.
The star attempted suicide and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Years after being unfaithful to Neal, he confessed and their marriage ended, it was the catalyst for Rylan's mental health to plummet. Now Rylan has detailed how, in hindsight, the breakdown was the "best thing" that could ever have happened to him as it's helped make him who he is today.
Speaking to The Guardian, Rylan opened up about questioning why he felt the need to tell Neal about the cheating. He said: "I couldn't understand why I pressed the nuclear button on my seemingly perfect life. And it's only now I'm better that I realise it was the ejector seat I needed.
Now I just wish I'd pressed that escape button earlier." But Rylan's mental health was at rock bottom and he described his symptoms as like having a "stroke." He told the publication: "I got so ill to the point where I knew I couldn't get any iller. I couldn't speak. I had to learn to speak again, I had to learn to move again.
It was like I'd had a stroke. I couldn't understand anything. "Nothing made sense to me.
I couldn't have the TV on and I couldn't listen to music. All I could do was sit in silence.
TV and music's my job! I was f***ed." But now, he thinks it's the best thing that could have happened to him because it's shaped who he is as a person today but he regrets the "horrendous" hurt he caused his friends and family. In his memoir Ten: The Decade That
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