James Argent has revealed that he is suffering from an eating disorder in his first interview because ex Gemma Collins called paramedics to his house amid fears that he would have an & # 39; overdose & # 39; had.
The former TOWIE star, 31, has told OK! that he goes to a therapist to help him through his eating disorder, which led him to drop the scale on 23.5 stones.
He said: & # 39; When I am in a bad place, I eat too much and when I arrive it causes more problems. I have been aware of the problem for a long time, but I still have difficulty, so I talk to my therapist about changing my relationship with food. & # 39;
Speaking: James Argent has revealed that he has been fighting an eating disorder in his first interview since ex Gemma Collins called paramedics to his house amid fears he had & # 39; overdose & # 39;
Arg, who has been struggling with the condition since his teens, said about his next weight gain: & I was the largest I have ever been, who was 23 stones and a half, but I lost two stones. I have been 15 stones in my healthiest way and I want to be back. & # 39;
The TV personality, which plans to lose six stones in six months, has now focused on keeping the help of some famous friends active.
& # 39; The best thing I can do is eat healthy and go to the gym four times a week & # 39 ;, he said. & # 39; Rebecca Adlington said she will take me to the Olympic swimming pool in Stratford. I have to make sure that I have structure in my life and that I keep myself busy with positive things. & # 39;
Eating Disorder: the former TOWIE star, 31, has said OK! that he goes to a therapist to help him through his eating disorder, causing the scales to fall on 23.5 stones
James's revealing interview was revealed less than two weeks after his ex-Gemma called emergency services because of the fear that he had had an overdose.
According to The Sun & # 39; broke & # 39; the police in the TOWIE star's house after he had not answered his friends' calls.
Two police cars and two ambulance crews headed for Arg & # 39; s £ 1.3 million in northeast London due to concerns he had collapsed.
According to the publication, Gemma (38) 999 turned after Arg & # 39; s parents were unable to enter his home where he lives alone.
Doctors examined the reality star and his parents reportedly insisted on taking care of him.
Concern: James's revealing interview was revealed less than two weeks after his ex-Gemma Collins called the emergency services for fear of an overdose. Shown in 2018
Three hours later, however, they would have raised the alarm again due to & # 39; further concerns for his well-being & # 39 ;.
In a statement to The Sun, James insisted that he was fine and the reason he did not answer his phone was because he & # 39; did not speak to a particular person & # 39 ;.
He said: "I didn't speak to a certain person, so I didn't answer. They were delivered and called the police and ambulance. They showed up and checked on me. They came to my room to check if everything went well with me. & # 39;
The ambulance crew reportedly arrived shortly before 1 p.m. in his home in South Woodford. The police arrived shortly thereafter.
When the police came in, they assessed Arg, but received a second phone call at 4.20 p.m. before a third ambulance arrived.
Ashamed: James later said he was ashamed & # 39; for the bus. Shown in November 2017
Arg said his parents were already in his house checking him when & # 39; this person & # 39; the emergency services again.
After the ambulance arrived at his house after 4 p.m., Arg said he had a brief conversation with them at his door and added that the police and paramedics were only at his home for about 10 minutes.
The reality star added that he was somewhat embarrassed & # 39; for the incident and apologized for any wasted police time, because he & # 39; absolutely fine & # 39; used to be.
The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "Police were called to a home address at 1.11 pm after concerns about the well-being of male occupants.
Weight loss goals: Arg is now on a mission to bring his weight to 15 stones in six months
& # 39; Officers were present at LAS (London Ambulance Service). The male, in his years & # 39; 30, was spoken. He remained in the company of family. Officers were called to the same address at 4.21 pm, again because of concerns about the welfare of the same man. The man refused help. & # 39;
He has since returned to work and was seen singing on stage for the first time since the incident last Wednesday in Mallorca, Spain.
The reality star looked happy and healthy when he performed during the £ 20-a-head headline performance at stadium 63 bar in Palma Nova.
His crooner classics break out while wearing a smart blue shirt, The mirror reported that James told fans that he had a difficult week.
Mission: he recently joined a large number of stars, including Wes Nelson from Love Island, to compete in Sink Or Swim for Stand Up to Cancer
& # 39; Ladies and gentlemen, my name is James & # 39; Arg & # 39; Argent. It was a hell of a week for me, it was a tough week, but I am so happy to be here tonight & he told the cheering crowd.
& # 39; You all really cheered me up, & # 39; he said before launching a Fly Me to the Moon rendition.
It was said that Arg had been fired from TOWIE after passing a routine drug test, causing his friends to worry about his health.
A source told The Sun that Arg voluntarily agreed to the routine test before returning to filming due to concerns about his previous problems with drugs and alcohol.
The insider added that the TOWIE production team is very fond of him and hope that he can solve his problems.
New passion: the show has sparked a passion for swimming for the star who has said that Rebecca Adlington is planning to take him to the Olympic swimming pool in Stratford, East London
During an earlier appearance on ITV's This Morning, James talked about his weight and said he believes he is replacing drug abuse with food.
He said: & # 39; I am proud of myself that in the past nine months I have been able to do very well in terms of career, I have remained sober, but instead of going out with friends who use drugs … I'm probably acting on food. & # 39;
In August last year, Arg returned to rehabilitation following a split from Gemma in a brave attempt to tackle his demons.
The TV star spent three months in a facility in Thailand during the 2016 holidays in an attempt to curb his wild ways and revealed that he had signed up for a program to support the & # 39; continuous support & # 39; to get what he needed.
He also spent time in The Priory for alleged alcohol and drug problems in 2014.
Coping mechanism: during an earlier appearance at ITV's this morning, James talked about his weight and said he believes he is replacing drug abuse with food. Depicted in February
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