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Rylan Clark reveals he tried to end his life after admitting to cheating on husband

Aisha Nozari

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Rylan Clark reveals he tried to end his life after admitting to cheating on husband

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/rylan Doug Peters/Alamy Stock Photo

Rylan Clark has bravely spoken out about his suicide attempt following his separation from husband Dan Neal.

Clark and Neal split in May 2021 after the TV star revealed he’d been unfaithful years earlier.

Clark explained in his new book that the situation was almost too much to bear, but thankfully he was able to get the help he needed.

Rylan Clark has bravely spoken about his suicide attempt following his seperation from his husband Dan Neal. Credit: Doug Peters/Alamy Stock Photo
Rylan Clark has bravely spoken about his suicide attempt following his seperation from his husband Dan Neal. Credit: Doug Peters/Alamy Stock Photo

In an extract from Clark’s upcoming book Ten: The Decade That Changed My Future seen by The Sun, Clark wrote of his decision to tell Neal he’d cheated: “I’m not sure why it was that time, or that day I had to do it. But I did.

“He left. Told me it was over and that was that. You’re not surprised? I get that. But I couldn’t believe it.

“For the first time in my 32 years, I felt I couldn’t carry on no more.”

Clark then directly stated that their split had resulted in a suicide attempt, writing: “‘What’s the point?’ I thought. I’d lost what I thought was everything, the one thing I always wanted. 

“A man I loved. A family of my own. And now it was gone. So I tried to end it.”

He added: “I won’t go into detail as I don’t think it’s fair on my mum, but thank God I was unsuccessful.”

Thankfully, Clark was then admitted to a mental health hospital and took a five-month career break to focus on his health. 

Touching upon his moment of infidelity, Clark penned: “I have no excuses for what I did way back then, but I had my reasons.

“I think for many years I had felt a bit like an imposter. That nothing I was doing was right or not quite good enough.”

Clark also opened up about being rushed to hospital after suffering heart failure, telling the audience at his book launch this week: “Twice last year I ended up in the back of an ambulance because my heart failed.

Clark and Neal split in May 2021 after the TV star revealed he’d been unfaithful years earlier. Credit: Shakeyjon/Alamy Stock Photo
Clark and Neal split in May 2021 after the TV star revealed he’d been unfaithful years earlier. Credit: Shakeyjon/Alamy Stock Photo

“I just remember the shot going in and all of a sudden this feeling from the middle of your body, both ways, almost takes you over, and you just stop and my heart stopped.”

He continued: “There's just seven faces and this bright light just looking at me. And then I took a breath. And they were like, 'He's in a normal rhythm' I was like, 'What the f**k is going on?'

“You don't even think about it when you're there. So I didn't just get mentally ill, I got physically ill,” he added.

If you’ve been affected by any of these issues and want to speak to someone in confidence, please don’t suffer alone. Call Samaritans for free on their anonymous 24-hour phone line on 116 123 

Topics: Celebrity, Health

Aisha Nozari
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