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Rylan Clark 'tried to end his life after husband walked out over his cheating'

MyLondon logo MyLondon 22/09/2022 Ella Bennett

Rylan Clark has opened up about how he attempted to end his life after his marriage broke down when he admitted to cheating. The TV presenter split with partner Dan Neal in May 2021, after Rylan revealed that he had been unfaithful many years earlier.

Looking back Rylan says he's unsure why he decided to come clean about his past infidelity at the time that he did. He said: “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."

Speaking of the circumstances that led to him cheating previously at London’s Royal Festival Hall, he said: “I have no excuses for what I did way back then, but I had my reasons. The reality is that over the course of my relationship I had started to feel wrong: I felt I was wrong for being successful, wrong for being me. Everyone around me could see things weren’t quite right."

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Rylan was previously married to Dan Neal for six years © Getty Images Rylan was previously married to Dan Neal for six years

The breakdown of his marriage was an incredibly difficult time for Rylan, but he now says he is so glad he is still here. Following the breakup Rylan would go to sleep praying he "wouldn’t wake up".

He said: “For the first time in my 32 years, I felt I couldn’t carry on no more. '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. I won’t go into detail as I don’t think it’s fair on my mum, but thank God I was unsuccessful.” The wake-up call led to Rylan being admitted into a hospital and taking a five-month career break to recover.

Rylan went on to explain how his physical health suffered at the time as well, causing his heart to fail, reports The Sun. He said: "Twice last year I ended up in the back of an ambulance because my heart failed.

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

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