Love Island’s Jacques O’Neill rushed to hospital after foot injury

Love Island’s Jacques O’Neill rushed to hospital after foot injury - Instagram credit:Bang Showbiz
Love Island’s Jacques O’Neill rushed to hospital after foot injury - Instagram credit:Bang Showbiz

‘Love Island’ star Jacques O’Neill was rushed to hospital after fracturing his foot.

The reality star, 23, took to Instagram on Monday (02.01.23) to share a picture of his leg propped up in a brace on a table.

He wrote in the caption: “Was hoping for a better 2023, but starting the year with a fractured foot. Heads gone. (sic)"

The reality star entered the 'Love Island' villa on day seven of the show last summer, but he chose to leave the island after 30 days to focus on his mental health after admitting he hadn't been feeling himself on the ITV2 show.

After departing the programme, Jacques described his stint on the show as one of the “worst decisions of his life” after he was faced with backlash for kissing Cheyanne Kerr during the Casa Amor stage of the show, despite being coupled up with paramedic Paige Thorne at the time.

Just before his departure, Jacques' family revealed he was diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) as a child.

The rugby league player later admitted he was frustrated to find out this had become public knowledge, but it ended up being a blessing in disguise.

He said: "When I got out, I was so ready to delete that, I was so angry with my mum. I was like, 'Why have you put that out? It's looking like an excuse for my behaviour.'

"With me I'm very like ... I deal with everything, it's not about ADHD. We struggle, people with ADHD will understand me, we struggle a lot different to someone without ADHD.”

After initially being sent death threats, he was then inundated with messages of support following his diagnosis.

He added: "When I first came out, it was very different for me. I was scared, very scared of life and what was to come next for me.

"When I was in that holding villa after I left, I just wanted my mum, all I wanted to do was just be with my mum and just go into hiding. I was getting so much hate, me and my mum were getting death threats and everything.

"I started getting loads of people contacting me and saying I'm an inspiration with the ADHD side and a bit of a role model.

"I was getting fully grown men messaging me saying, 'Love you, you're an inspiration,' I was overwhelmed with it all.

"If it wasn't for the people supporting me or giving me that love, I'd be in such a bad place, I can't thank them enough really."