Amy Hart was in ‘horrible place’ after Love Island split

Amy Hart was in ‘horrible place’ after Love Island split

Amy Hart was "in a very horrible place" with her mental health before quitting ‘Love Island’.
The air hostess – who quit the show earlier this week after getting her heart broken by dancer Curtis Pritchard – chose to leave the programme to protect her "sanity".
She said: "I chose my mental health over the reality show. I was in a very horrible place over the last week, to be told that the gloves were off with Maura [Higgins] and I had to ‘brace myself’, like a storm. I knew I had to leave when I did. I’m kidding myself thinking that I can watch Curtis cracking on with Maura. It would be self-sabotage. It’s not nice. I have to put myself and my sanity first."
The 26-year-old – who hails from Worthing – admits she felt "so numb" that she couldn’t even eat.
She added: "I’ve given up a place that 130,000 people applied for but I had to leave as I wasn’t myself any more. I was in absolute despair. I was grieving the loss of my first love, living in a house with him and watching one of my alleged friends get with him. I feel a million times better now I’ve left, but I defy anyone not to fall apart and be completely heartbroken. I was very confused. I couldn’t eat, I lost six pounds. I felt so numb. I didn’t feel hungry. When I wouldn’t eat, they would stand over me and make me eat a bowl of food or I couldn’t do the challenges."
Amy is glad to see her fellow Islanders – including ex Curtis – are doing well in the villa as she wouldn’t have wanted to have "brought everyone down".
Speaking to The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: "It looks like Curtis has cheered up a lot. If I saw that, I would have been beside myself. It would have been awful. If I’d stayed I would have brought everyone down."