Love Island star Alexandra Crane reveals mental health battle

Love Island star Alexandra Cane reveals her ‘hardest battle’ when FOUR family members died within a year and her boyfriend and mum were both diagnosed with cancer

Love Island star Alexandra Cane has spoken out on a devastating period in her life which saw four of her family members die within one year.

Speaking to heat after pledging her support for ‚ÄėWhere‚Äôs Your Head At?‚Äô a campaign aiming to get a mental health first aider in every workplace or college, the makeup artist admitted it was ‘the hardest battle I ever went through.’

Alexandra, 27, revealed that as well as the deaths in her family, the same year saw her having to deal with her mother and then-boyfriend’s cancer diagnosis.¬†¬†¬†

Tragedy: Love Island star Alexandra Cane has spoken out on a devastating period in her life which saw four of her family members die within one year

Tragedy: Love Island star Alexandra Cane has spoken out on a devastating period in her life which saw four of her family members die within one year

Tragedy: Love Island star Alexandra Cane has spoken out on a devastating period in her life which saw four of her family members die within one year

‘The hardest battle I ever went through was probably, I had four family members die in a year and my boyfriend and then my mum got diagnosed with cancer,’ Alexandra explained.

On how she coped with the difficult time, the star admitted: ‘That was a really, really hard period for myself and yeah, I got through it. To be honest, I didn’t really speak to anybody about it but then eventually you start to heal, and you start to open up a lot more about it.’

‘And, yeah you cry a lot of tears, but time is the biggest healer and yeah, you’ll come through positively.’

Difficult time: Alexandra, 27, revealed that as well as the deaths in her family, the same year saw her having to deal with her mother and then-boyfriend's cancer diagnosis 

Difficult time: Alexandra, 27, revealed that as well as the deaths in her family, the same year saw her having to deal with her mother and then-boyfriend's cancer diagnosis 

Difficult time:¬†Alexandra, 27, revealed that as well as the deaths in her family, the same year saw her having to deal with her mother and then-boyfriend’s cancer diagnosis¬†

Close bond: Alexandra's mother was a huge hit with viewers when she appeared on the meet the parents episode of Love Island (pictured)

Close bond: Alexandra's mother was a huge hit with viewers when she appeared on the meet the parents episode of Love Island (pictured)

Close bond:¬†Alexandra’s mother was a huge hit with viewers when she appeared on the meet the parents episode of Love Island (pictured)

Alexandra’s mother was a huge hit with viewers when she appeared on the meet the parents episode of Love Island, thrilling fans when she gave Alexandra’s ex Dr Alex a grilling.¬†

During a meeting on the sun loungers, Alexandra’s mother ripped into Alex – questioning what show he thought he was on, and claiming she could ‘kill him’ for how he approached romance with her daughter.

Giving her take on the situation, Alexandra said: ‘Up until that point, she hadn’t seen the most current episode, so she walked in thinking; “I don’t know what on earth this situation is going to be”.

Got her back: During a meeting on the sun loungers, Alexandra's mother ripped into Alex - questioning what show he thought he was on 

Got her back: During a meeting on the sun loungers, Alexandra's mother ripped into Alex - questioning what show he thought he was on 

Got her back:¬†During a meeting on the sun loungers, Alexandra’s mother ripped into Alex – questioning what show he thought he was on¬†

Battle: On how she coped with the difficult time in her life, the star admitted: 'That was a really, really hard period for myself

Battle: On how she coped with the difficult time in her life, the star admitted: 'That was a really, really hard period for myself

Battle:¬†On how she coped with the difficult time in her life, the star admitted: ‘That was a really, really hard period for myself

‘Emotions were running high for her, typical mum, she had to get her five pence in.

‘I thought, “Good woman sticking up for her daughter”. I’ve stuck up for myself anyway, but mum’s always got to say what she’s got to say.’

Alexandra spoke for the Where’s Your Head At campaign alongside co-star Samira Mighty who admitted she had struggled with anxiety for years during her early years as a theatre star.¬†¬†¬†

‘I think that’s because, you know, I’ve been in the music industry. It’s a lot of pressure and to be like a certain of weight, so yeah, anxiety keeps me awake at night. But you’ve just got to breathe through it.’

‘In the past I have struggled to admit that I am stressed, or I have got anxiety. It’s not embarrassing but you don’t want to show that you’re weak. But I think it’s important to show your true emotions and how you really feel because otherwise no one can help you.’¬†

Speaking out:Alexandra spoke for the Where's Your Head At campaign alongside co-star Samira Mighty who admitted she had struggled with anxiety for years

Speaking out:Alexandra spoke for the Where's Your Head At campaign alongside co-star Samira Mighty who admitted she had struggled with anxiety for years

Speaking out:Alexandra spoke for the Where’s Your Head At campaign alongside co-star Samira Mighty who admitted she had struggled with anxiety for years

 

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