Dr Alex George has revealed he’s removed himself from Twitter and urged others to be “brave in creating boundaries”.
The NHS doctor, originally from Carmarthenshire, said he wasn’t deleting his social media account because of trolling but called on people to “cancel negativity”.
Alex, who rose to fame on Love Island in 2018 and has since gone on to become a Youth Mental Health Ambassador for the UK, explained his decision on Instagram.
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Dr Alex George deletes social media following negativity
(Image: Dr Alex George/Instagram)
Sharing a screenshot from Twitter that read “your account is deactivated” with his two million followers, Alex penned a powerful message.
He said: “I have decided to delete my @twitter account. I believe we should all take the necessary steps to protect our mental well-being and be brave in creating boundaries where this could be affected.
“I have not made this decision because I have been trolled. Most of what I see on that platform is negative and demotivating.
“Life is far too short. Do not be afraid to take action to protect your mental health. You have that right. Social media has incredible power for good if used correctly and I am so proud of the community we have here #CancelNegativity.”
Alex also sent a message to those receiving their A-Level results, revealing he failed to get the grades he needed to get into medical school in 2009, so reapplied in 2010.
He said: “Good luck and congratulations to everyone getting their A-level results today.
“Twelve years ago today (god that makes me feel old), I opened my results and was devastated to find I didn’t get the grades needed to realise my place at medical school.
“It was hard, really hard. However, after a few days I picked myself up and decided that this was not going to stop me. I took the year out, reapplied to med school and got the grades I needed. It actually turned out to be the BEST year and I made the most of it.”
Alex added: “Fast forward a few years and that ‘failure’ didn’t stop me from achieving my goal of becoming a doctor.
“I’m not telling you this story to be negative and many will get the results they wanted first time. I just want you to know that if today doesn’t go the way it was meant to, there are many roads in life. You will get to where you want to be, never give up. You got this.”
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