Love Island’s Niall Aslam says he was flown to psychiatric hospital after ‘set up’ show
He says Love Island was not ‘as it seems’
Niall Aslam has spoken out about how he was flown from Love Island to psychiatric hospital with psychosis, after finding the show was “very set up” and not “all as it seems”.
He left the Love Island series four villa after just nine days. At the time, Niall said he was leaving due to “personal reasons”, later saying he has Aspergers syndrome.
On his TikTok yesterday, Niall posted a “story time” entitled “How I went from being in Love Island to a psychiatric hospital in nine days”. Another video says he was “flown to psychiatric hospital” from the villa, “with psychosis”.
Niall has previously spoken out about his experiences after the show, saying he suffered from stress-induced psychosis, hallucinating and losing “touch with reality”.
In his story time video, Niall said: “Call me naive, I used to think the show was all as it seems,” but he found it was actually “very set up”.
He said: “When I got there there was loads of different little things I didn’t see coming, I thought you’d chat to whoever you want but it was very set up in ways of like ‘go talk to her’, or ‘no, you like that person’. I’m quite an unpredictable person and I think they want to be able to know what you’re going to do next.
“The stress of this on top of quite a lot of other things started to really get to me.”
Niall has Autism Spectrum Disorder, which he says the show was aware of as they have contestants’ “medical records”.
Niall said this TikTok was the first in a series of videos where he’ll explain more about what happened on the show.
@niallaslamLove island to psychiatric care story time Part 1 Means a lot people still care 💜#fyp #foryoupage #mentalhealth #loveisland♬ original sound – Niallaslam
In another video, captioned “leaked footage from the production meeting”, Niall pretends to be the show’s producers, saying “you know that kid we cast with Autism? He might be a little bit hospitalised. What are we gonna do?”, to which he replies: “Say it was like, personal reasons”.
Before Love Island, Niall was a social work student in Coventry.
A representative for Love Island told The Tab: “We fully supported Niall during and after he left Love Island and in line with his and his family’s wishes. Our medical suppliers are contracted to look after the health and wellbeing of our Islanders. They have no input into the editorial side of the show.”
“All Islanders are free to make their own decisions regarding who they couple up with and the public vote or format decides who leaves the island, not producers.”
If you or someone you know has been affected by this story, please speak to someone or contact Samaritans on 116 123 at any time. You can also contact Anxiety UK on 03444 775 774, Mind on 0300 123 3393, and Calm (Campaign against living miserably, for men aged 15 to 35) on 0800 58 58 58.
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Featured image via Instagram @niallaslam