Jack Fincham has broken his silence about his secret stint in rehab after his drug addiction became too much for him to handle.
The former Love Island star, who won the show in 2018 with Dani Dyer, became addicted to cocaine and diazepam pills after he was thrust into the limelight.
At one point, Jack, 31, was taking at least 30 diazepam pills a day before his mother tricked him when he was high and he found himself in rehab.
Speaking to The Sun, Jack confessed: ‘Death was on the cards for me, it was imminent.’
The night before he went to rehab he had taken a high quantities of sleeping and anti-anxiety tablets and was completely unaware of where he was or what he was doing.
His mum, Samantha, then told her son to pack a bag as she suggested he ‘go away for a while’.
Jack recalled being totally out of it and didn’t even question where he was going.
‘I got in there and then realised ‘s*** I’m not coming out of here now. I started kicking off, shouting “I don’t need to be here, I’m not like that, I don’t have a problem”.’
Jack has now been clean since August, in his longest drug-free spell since he left the Love Island villa.
The star revealed that he wouldn’t be here today if he hadn’t received help: ‘If I had carried on how I was, even up to six months ago, I would definitely be dead. Without a shadow of a doubt.’
It hasn’t been an easy journey for Jack, who suffered from crippling anxiety and terrifying hallucinations whenever he tried to get clean.
Jack attended The Haynes Clinic in Bedfordshire for rehab back in November 2020, yet he relapsed after just months after his treatment.
The influencer has now returned to his job as a pens salesman while he gets back on his feet and continues to attend therapy and Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
Speaking candidly he confessed that believes he is now a stronger person and is striving to be the best version of himself, free of addiction.
He also expressed regret over his online row with ex future father-in-law Danny Dyer.
In September Jack hit back at Danny after the TV icon described his daughter’s ex as a ‘f***ing t***’ in a foul-mouthed rant.
In quotes obtained by The Sun at the time, Danny said: ‘My Dani has bought home some f****** t****. Sitting at my table on a Sunday, eating my leg of lamb.’
He continued: ‘You can’t tell your children who to fall in love with. You have to go with the the f****** flow. And then she bought home Jarrod Bowen. I earned him. He is a real amazing man.
‘So yeah… if all my dreams could come true… all I f****** want is for a man – or woman, whatever – to worship the f****** ground my daughter walks on.’
In a now-deleted post, Jack hit back at Danny’s remarks and branded him as ‘pathetic’ and said he has only ever spoken positively about the star.
Jack penned: ‘A t***? I’ve never ate a leg of lamb at your house. If you have something to say about me, you know how to get hold of me, so don’t say things without expecting consequences because we know what happened last time don’t we Danny Dyer.’
Yet Jack has now broken his silence on the feud as he admitted it was silly and he regretted posting it, hence why he removed it.
There are no hard feelings from Jack’s side as he admitted he still watches the cockney actor’s films.
Last month Jack was hit with a driving ban and charged with two counts of drug-driving after crashing his BMW into a traffic island two days after taking cocaine.
The star admitted to both offences at Medway Magistrates’ Court.
According to The Sun, Jack was seen driving on the wrong side of the road by a woman seated in a car behind him on Old Bexley Lane, Kent on March 18.
Jack clipped a kerb and speeding along the street and the witness reported him to police.
The site reported Jack was given a 36-month driving ban and ordered to complete 60 hours of unpaid community work.
Yet now Jack has stated the conviction has helped him take responsibility for his actions and is glad it happened and provided a wake up call.