Osher Gunsberg has spoken about his nadir after his career stalled while living in Los Angeles.
The Bachelor host, 49, opened up about how his life spiraled out of control during an interview with Women’s Day on Monday.
Osher lived in Los Angeles, was unemployed and had just divorced his first wife, Noa Tishby, from whom he separated in 2011.
“I had a moment where my ego took over and literally drove my career off a cliff,” he told the publication.
‘I couldn’t get a job. I was living in another country. I was paying the rent with my savings. I fired my manager,’ she added.
TV star Osher Gunsberg, 49, revealed her low point on Women’s Day on Monday, after her career stalled after moving to Los Angeles: “My ego just took over.” In the photo
Osher, who is nominated for a Gold Logie this year, went on to say how he managed to turn everything around and get his career back on track.
But I wouldn’t be sitting here talking to you if I didn’t have that moment. I’ve built this in 10 years and I’m extraordinarily proud of it,” he said.
Osher, who went on to host all incarnations of The Bachelor franchise in Australia, went on to say that he was “grateful” for its success.
“Nobody gets a second bite of the cherry in my game, you get to host a great show once and that’s it, I got two. I couldn’t be more grateful.
‘I couldn’t get a job. I was living in another country. I was paying the rent with my savings. I fired my manager,’ she said. In the photo
Osher shed light on her experience of mental illness when she explored Australia’s suicide crisis in the documentary Osher Günsberg: A Matter of Life and Death.
In 2021, Osher spoke to New Idea about the documentary saying that the act of reaching out to another person saved his life.
“Reaching another human being was what saved my life,” he said.
“Suicide is a very real and prevalent problem in our community, and I know firsthand what it’s like to experience suicidal ideation,” she added.
Osher rebuilt his career with the Bachelor franchise. The star has directed all incarnations of the Australian version of the shows. In the photo
Osher appeared on ABC’s You Can’t Ask That, where he detailed his dark battle that same year with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
On the show, the TV host revealed that he even contemplated suicide at his lowest point.
Osher confessed that his life had become “an endless pit of daytime drinking, compulsive internet gambling, and masturbation.”
He described the idea of suicide as “the best idea I ever had” and stated that it was “the kindest thing I could have done for myself”.
In 2021, Osher appeared on ABC’s You Can’t Ask That, where he detailed his dark battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
“I got to a point where I was in so much pain that I would have done absolutely anything…” he confessed.
Osher, who married makeup artist Audrey Griffin in 2016, said he was 40 when he was diagnosed with OCD and had already been living with various mental illnesses.
On the show he said he is “much better” now and confessed that parts of the disease even “make me really good at my job.”
‘This is the brain I was born with. That’s all. This is what I have,’ she concluded.
If you or someone you know has mental health problems, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Osher is pictured with his wife Audrey, his stepdaughter Georgia, 19, with his little brother Wolf, four