LOVE Island’s Dr Alex George has quit social media after the tragic death of his 20-year-old brother.
The A&E doctor – who shot to fame on ‘Love Island’ – explained that he needed to take some time out in order to look after his mental health at the moment.
Dr Alex, 30, tragically lost his brother Llŷr in July, with Alex announcing that the family had lost him to his battle with mental health.
Llŷr was just 20 years old at the time of his passing.
Announcing his break from social media, Dr Alex told his Instagram followers: “I have decided to take a few weeks off social media.
“With everything that’s happened it’s important for my mental health that I take some time offline. I am focusing on my family and friends as well as looking after myself.
“I’m also going to spend some time thinking and working on a few projects that are close to my heart. Without doubt A&E will continue to keep me busy too.
“Thank you for your support and see you all in a few weeks Stay safe and be kind to yourselves.”
Alex’s message was accompanied by a photo of himself standing on a beach, clad in a white padded jacket and jet black jeans.
At the time of Llŷr’s death, Alex paid tribute to the “kindest” little brother, who was due to start medical school in the autumn to follow in his big sibling’s footsteps.
He wrote: “I have lost my beautiful little brother to mental health. I love you so much Llŷr. The kindest and most caring soul.”
“We are hurting so bad. No words can explain.”
Alex has since made several other moving tributes to his brother over social media.
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123, or visit Mind’s website