Our heart goes out to him.
Remember lovely Niall Aslam’s unexpected exit from Love Island due to ‘personal issues’? Well now he is finally talking about his reasons for leaving.
In an Instagram post, Niall opened up about a childhood diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome which came to a head in the villa.
Right, so here it goes…for this post I am putting my laying it on thick brush down and hoping to hit the nation with a love potion. For far too long I have suffered in silence and not acknowledged a massive fact about my life which going into the villa has led me to finally realise and accept. When I was a young child I was diagnosed with asperges syndrome, a fact that until this post has never shared outside of my close family. Growing up was extremely difficult for me and I often felt out of place. I always felt that people didn't understand me, yet I was afraid to reveal my true scales as I did not want the label or stigma that was attached to it. But now I think it is important that I come forward, not only so that I can finally be honest with myself and to those around me, but also so that other individuals in my position can embrace their true colours. It's not been an easy ride for me to come to terms with this fact but I am glad that I can now accept who I am, and am looking forward to my next chapter. I would just like to thank the team at ITV for always backing me and giving me the opportunity to rid my myself of my insecurities and embrace the fact that I am different yet I am still a rainbow fish. I can't explain how grateful I am for the support from the whole team over this period. I would also like to thank the British public for the love you have all shown me over the past few weeks, it has been overwhelming. Now it's time for this rainbow fish to dive deep into the big blue ocean and show the world what I'm all about – there's more layers to come! 🐠#AutismAwareness #BeYourOwnKindOfRainbowFish #LessPrangMoreLove
In the heartfelt post, Niall spoke about finally being able to accept who he is.
Growing up was extremely difficult for me and I often felt out of place. I always felt that people didn’t understand me, yet I was afraid to reveal my true scales as I did not want the label or stigma that was attached to it.”
He also talked about the support he got from the Love Island team:
I would just like to thank the team at ITV for always backing me and giving me the opportunity to rid my myself of my insecurities and embrace the fact that I am different yet I am still a rainbow fish.”
Some of Niall’s fellow contestants on the show commented on the post, lending their support. Recently eliminated Eyal said: “You’re the most rainbowy Rainbow Fish out there, my brother. So proud of you.”
Hayley commented: “So very proud of you, we missed you so much in the villa, I wasn’t the same without you.”
Kendall, who Niall coupled up with at the beginning before she was taken by Adam, said: “You should be so proud of yourself, huge respect for you Niall and honoured to have spent the time in the villa with someone like you.”
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