ITV warm-up artist Ian Royce has reassured fans he's still here a day after sending a worrying message about "hate ends".
The Britain's Got Talent and X Factor warm-up and support act had tweeted a picture of empty medication packets on Sunday afternoon, sparking concern about his wellbeing.
But he shared an update on Monday morning thanking Twitter for coming to his aid and reaching out to help him.
Thank you so much @Twitter…. I reached out and you came and hugged xxx ," he tweeted.
In his statement, Ian wrote: "I hit a true rock bottom yesterday but shared it… As I d most things…
"I reached out and you all stood up – thank you so much…. Life savers.
"Although home I am so scared as no where to live from Thursday and skint…"
He also cited Caroline Flack's tragic suicide as a trigger, after she was found dead at home on Saturday.
"A huge Caroline's flack trigger of loss… Huge..," Ian went on.
"Thank you so much for your love and support… I screamed you hugged…. So so grateful xxxxx."
His friend Kym Marsh tweeted him saying, "Sending you love xx", and Ian thanked her.
Ian has previously opened up about his mental health issues, confirming last month he suffers from sex addiction after completing the first part of his rehab.
His ITV colleagues Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly , Simon Cowell , Olly Murs and Robbie Williams were among the stars who had paid for Ian to get booked in at The Priory, which provides treatment for a number of addictions.
Ian wrote at the time: "I just wanted to let you all know that my first 28 days of treatment, have come to an end and I will ow be going abroad for the next 3 months to continue my treatment and really work on me and issues that have been buried deep for 40 years.
"As well as my alcohol addiction I have also surrendered to my sex and love addictions stemming from my past which have affected my relationships greatly.
"I am committed to working on all of the above to be a better person to me and to others."
Later he reached out to those who've been affected by his addictions.
"I have f**ked up big time in many areas of my life and I want to apologize to everyone who was caught up in my 'madness.'
"I want to thank everyone who has stood by me, supported me – financially and emotionally. I know this is my last chance at life having been near death more than once."
Ian also let fans know that his time abroad will be totally social media-free.
"I will be off social media for this duration," he continued, "and I am looking forward to bringing home a new Ian for 2020 who will be true, honest and committed to staying well. So I am wishing you all love and happiness (and a happy Christmas and New Year!!).
"And a massive thank you to again to everyone who is making this happen (no name dropping!). The support has been incredible and I am so so grateful to everyone from the bottom of my heart. Until 2020. Ian xx."
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