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08/07/2013 06:16 BST

'TOWIE' Star Maria Fowler Says Suicide Attempt Was 'A Cry For Help' After Escort Claims

Former 'The Only Way Is Essex' star Maria Fowler has spoken about her attempted suicide, claiming that it was reports that said she worked as an escort that sank her into depression.

In an interview with the Sunday People, the TOWIE star said the allegations changed her life.

“Before I was pretty happy, really enjoying my time on TOWIE and I had a great life. But afterwards everything got quite dark.

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“I felt constantly anxious, as if there was a hand round my throat,” she revealed.

The former glamour model spent three nights in hospital after taking an overdose of pills. She left the ITV show last year, following the allegations that she had worked as an escort.

The reality star also confessed her suicide bid was a cry for help: “I felt so desperate. I didn’t want to die but I didn’t want to live. I felt like a caged animal. It was a cry for help – I didn’t have anyone to turn to.”

The 26-year-old added: “There’s nothing glamorous about trying to kill yourself. It’s been the worst time of my life.”

For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or visit www.samaritans.org

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