WATCH: Bernard Tomic Explains His ‘I’m A Celeb’ Early Exit On ‘The Project’
Bernard Tomic’s early exit from ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here’ has quickly gained a whole heap of criticism.
Fans have led the charge, mocking the tennis star for leaving the jungle after only three days, while mental health specialists have defended Tomic’s wellbeing and treatment on the show.
The man himself appeared on The Project this evening to have the final word and attempt to set the record straight.
While many viewers, including high profile sports stars, have been making light of Tomic, there seems to be a lack of empathy towards his mental state.
Ya got millions Tomic so while your busy counting it all when you get back home how’s bout you donate 10k to your charity that have missed out on much needed $$$. You won’t miss it. That’s all, jog on now bud
— Dane Swan (@swandane) January 30, 2018
— Zac Purton (@zpurton) January 30, 2018
In the early episodes of the series, Tomic admitted that he was feeling depressed and that this was affecting his mentality and motivation to stay in the competition.
He told The Project panellists his time in the jungle was a catalyst for depression.
“I forced my brain to come here and I knew it wasn’t the right call after spending a day or two here.”
“It was my mistake and my fault for coming,” he said. “I only became depressed when I got in.”
He did end on a good note, saying “I’m going to turn this around,” he continued.
“One day I’m going to come back and finish this beautiful show because it was an amazing experience.”
Tomic also took the chance to address some recent comments from Lleyton Hewitt saying he wouldn’t play for Australia in the Davis Cup.
“I don’t care what Lleyton said. I never lost to him.”
He also called Tennis Australia a corrupt organisation… so yeah. We’re really not sure where his head is at.
We really feel for the guy.
Check out the full interview below:
— The Project (@theprojecttv) January 31, 2018
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