Rylan Clark recalls getting help from Ruth and Eamonn during breakdown

‘I’d never seen Eamonn that upset before’: Rylan Clark recalls ‘wake-up call’ moment Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes visited during his mental health breakdown

  • Writing in his new book, he sadly recalled attempting to take his own life and being hospitalised following the breakdown of his marriage
  • If you have been affected by anything in this article and need support call the Samaritans on 116 123 or email [email protected] 

Rylan Clark has revealed that he confided in close friends and showbiz ‘step-parents’ Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes during his battle with depression – which saw him hospitalised and attempt to take his own life.

Describing the moment he saw the married couple as a ‘wake-up call’, the presenter admitted that he had ‘never seen Eamonn that upset before’.

The TV star, 33, has detailed his heartbreaking time in his new memoir Ten: The Decade That Changed My Future – which will be released at the end of the month.

‘I’d never seen Eamonn that upset before’: Rylan Clark, 33, has recalled the ‘wake-up call’ moment Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes visited during his mental health breakdown in his new book

In extracts of the book obtained by The Sun, the presenter explained how he stayed with his mother, Linda, for three months – following a stay in a private health facility.

Following this, he returned to hospital for a week after taking a bad spell, which led to Linda secretly reaching out to Ruth and Eamonn.

Dubbing them two of his closest friends in the industry, Rylan wrote: ‘I remember how their faces looked when they saw me, seeing how badly ill I was, and then Eamonn became very upset. I’d never seen Eamonn get upset like that before, and that was like a wake-up call.

Difficult: Describing the moment he saw the married couple as a ‘wake-up call’, the presenter admitted that he had ‘never seen Eammon that upset before’

Sweet: Rylan dubbed Ruth and Eamonn his showbiz ‘step-parents’ while describing their close bond

‘I remember thinking, “Do I look that ill? Am I that bad?” It was just awful. They stayed with me all that day.’

The star has previously admitted to Ruth and Eamonn being ‘frightened’ for him and ‘shocked’ at his fragile state.

In the book, he sadly revealed that he planned on taking his own life during a stay at a psychiatric hospital so that Linda wouldn’t find his body. 

Support: He continued that the couple ‘stayed with me all day’

Difficult: In the book, he sadly revealed that he planned on taking his own life during a stay at a psychiatric hospital so that his mum, Linda, wouldn’t find his body  (pictured with mum Linda earlier this year)

It was revealed earlier this week that the presenter felt he ‘couldn’t carry on anymore’ after his ex-husband Dan left him when Rylan told him he had cheated during the relationship.

Rylan revealed that he had been unfaithful to his now former partner ‘years ago’ but that once he came clean, Dan told him their relationship was over and moved out after six years together. 

Describing the time after the break up Rylan said in the newly published extract that he became ‘seriously unwell’ and was unable to eat, sleep and talk’ and that he felt like he was ‘having a stroke or worse’.

He detailed how he ‘couldn’t bear’ to live in the house he had shared with Dan so he moved in with his mum, where he would sit for days in the front room without talking with the blinds closed. 

Complicated: It was revealed earlier this week that Rylan felt he ‘couldn’t carry on anymore’ after his ex-husband Dan left him when Rylan told him he had cheated on him

The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate, who claims he hadn’t stopped working since his stint on 2012’s The X Factor, confessed he ‘needed’ a break.

He said: ‘It was hard but on reflection, yes, I needed to stop. Maybe it was an amalgamation of 10 years. I didn’t stop since the day I went on The X Factor.

‘Nothing stopped. I don’t regret stopping. I do feel if I try to carry on, maybe I could have dealt with things better from a personal point of view. I don’t regret that I stopped.’

If you have been affected by anything in this article and need support call the Samaritans on 116 123 or email [email protected] 

Ten: The Decade That Changed My Future by Rylan is out on the 29th of September in Hardback from Seven Dials. 

Coming soon: Ten: The Decade That Changed My Future by Rylan is out on the 29th of September in Hardback from Seven Dials

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