On Thursday, Dr. Alex George shared encouraging images of his incredible bodily change after quitting alcohol in December.
The 31-year-old former Love Island contestant is a UK Youth Mental Health advocate and frequently speaks openly about his mental health and bouts of melancholy.
Alex revealed in a candid post that he chose to quit drinking late last year because he “didn’t want to be here anymore.”
Along with a lengthy and motivating message, Alex recorded his body’s transformation in a series of images, with the media celebrity looking his finest in the last shot in the Instagram carousel.
Alex wrote in full: ‘Ok here goes. A year ago almost to the day, I sat down in my hairdresser’s chair and looked in the mirror.
‘I looked into my eyes and all I could see was darkness. A year ago I was in a really bad place.’
Alex frankly continued: ‘I didn’t want to be here anymore. It felt like I had faced trauma after trauma over the last few years.
‘One thing after the other, and I couldn’t see a way through. My mental, physical and emotional health was in an awful place.’
He then spoke about his younger brother Llr, who died tragically in 2020.
‘When Llŷr passed away, we promised each other as a family, that no matter what, we would stay.
‘And so, If I had to stay, things needed to change. In the past I would have concluded that me being overweight was the issue, that if I fixed that I would be “happy”.’
Alex added: ‘I have learnt my lessons however, the last photo in the carousel was me at my thinnest, you only have to look in my eyes to conclude the rest.
‘What I needed to fix, was on the inside. So I decided to walk, or stomp as I like to call it, outside in nature.
‘These were my literal first steps towards recovery and @thestompcast was born. As I fell back in love with exercise, I realised that there was one thing I’d need to let go of, if I was going to get my health back on track, alcohol.’
Touching upon his decision to go sober, Alex noted: ‘So on the 4th of December last year I quit alcohol. And never looked back. Stopping drinking and losing the numbness it provided, meant I had to feel. And it was only then the healing could begin.
‘Healing has been incredibly painful, facing my demons and my faults, looking trauma in the eye, it’s been hard.
‘Harder than I can ever explain. The gym was light work, the real work was in the therapy room. I am, like everyone else, a perfectly imperfect work in progress.’
The TV personality then stated: ‘There is so much more for me to say, and explain. It’s hard to open up and say you really haven’t been ok. And that you really could not be here today.
‘But it’s the truth and I really hope that by me being open about suicidality, it might help others know they can get through.’
Alex concluded: ‘Never give up. Ever. I have expanded on this conversation in a raw new series, called ‘Dr Alex’s Diaries’, available on @thestompcast on Apple Podcasts. As Winston Churchill once said, if you’re going through hell, keep going. Thank you for your support.’
If you’re a young person, or concerned about a young person, you can also contact PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide UK. Their HOPELINK digital support platform is open 24/7, or you can call 0800 068 4141, text 07860039967 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org between the hours of 9am and midnight.
Source My Celebrity Life.