Dr. Alex George posted a message on Instagram that he intends to resign from work.
The former Love Island contestant, 30, told fans he needed a break for the good of his health.
Dr. Alex, who works at A&E, admitted he felt stressed after a year while helping patients fight the coronavirus.
What Dr. Alex George said
Dr. Alex addressed his 1.9 million Instagram followers and said he wanted to be open with his fans.
He wrote: “It’s been a bit of an up and down week.
“I always want to be honest with you guys and the last thing I want is for my site to highlight the good days and hide the bad ones.
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“It’s been a long and tough year that ultimately takes its toll.
“I really felt it this week and I know I need a break.
“I’m taking a full week off from Tuesday. It is very important to recognize when you are stressed and act accordingly. “
The medic – who lost his younger brother Llyr, after killing himself last July, insisted that he wanted to remain optimistic.
He continued: “There are good times on the horizon and things I want to achieve, especially in my role, but also in my personal life and with my new brand (which I’m quite proud of).
I need to take care of my physical and mental health.
“To be able to do this, I must take care of my physical and mental health.”
Dr. Alex added, “Never feel ashamed to take a break when you need it. I think it’s a sign of confidence and ultimately strength. “
How fans of the former Love Island star reacted
Thousands of fans supported Dr. Alex’s words by liking the post.
Many others also offered him their good wishes by commenting on the upload.
One person wrote, “Great message and so important. Many Thanks.”
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Another said, “You deserve a break after all the incredible work you’ve done.”
And a third commenter added, “Well done that we recognized and shared and inspired each other as always.”
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