Former X Factor finalist Chris Maloney spent £60,000 (€84,000) on cosmetic surgery after being bullied by internet trolls about his looks.
Talking on ITV’s This Morning, he said: “Looking back [at those clips], it upsets me a little bit... I can’t look at myself, I just can’t look.
“X Factor was great, but as the series was going on and the further that I got in the competition, I was getting really bad trolls and they were telling me that they were going to kill me, shoot me, that I was ugly, that I had a big nose... and it just affected me so much and at the end of the final, I did have a breakdown.
“Richard Holloway [executive producer] was fantastic, and The Priory came out and looked after me and I got classed as having a breakdown.”
When asked about blocking trolls , Maloney, who came third in 2012, said: “I did block a lot, but they got me at the lowest point of my life. It was continuous and I just hated myself. I hated looking at myself. And then I started to lose my hair.”
Maloney has had three hair transplants, an eye lift, a nose job and dental work, and declared: “I feel so much better now.”
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