Caroline Flack’s family have released an unpublished Instagram post the 40-year-old wrote days before her death, revealing her whole world had ‘collapsed’.
Her mum, Chris Flack, shared the message in her local paper, the Eastern Daily Press, in Norfolk where she grew up.
Chris said her daughter was advised not to share the post on social media, but that her family “want people to read it”.
“It was describing how she was feeling and what she had gone through – no more than that,” her mum said. “It was not blaming anyone or pointing any fingers.”
Caroline sent it to Chris “at the end of January but was told not to post it by advisers”.
The presenter, who took her own life on Saturday, insisted that she was not a domestic abuser ahead of her impending trial for alleged assault of boyfriend Lewis Burton.
The message, written at the end of January, added that Caroline had been having ‘some sort of emotional breakdown for a very long time’ as that she and her family ‘could not take it anymore’.
The Love Island host wrote: “Within 24 hours my whole world and future was swept from under my feet and all the walls that I had taken so long to build around me, collapsed.”
I’m thinking about how I’m going to get mine and my family’s life back.
“I have always taken responsibility for what happened that night. Even on the night. But the truth is …. It was an accident.”
“I am NOT a domestic abuser.”
Caroline tragically admitted: “I’ve been having some sort of emotional breakdown for a very long time.”
She added: “I can’t spend every day hidden away being told not to say or speak to anyone.
“I’m not thinking about ‘how I’m going to get my career back’? I’m thinking about how I’m going to get mine and my family’s life back.”
Caroline’s mum said: “So many untruths were out there but this is how she felt and my family and I would like people to read her own words.
“Carrie was surrounded by love and friends but this was just too much for her.
“Jody her twin sister was there her whole life for her but this time nothing could take away the hurt of such injustice. As Carrie would say: ‘In a nasty world just be kind’.”
She also paid tribute to Caroline’s friends including Molly, Lou, Sam, Liam and Simon for supporting her.
The inquest into Caroline’s death is due to be opened this morning (Wednesday, February 19), four days after the television presenter was found dead at her home in east London.
The 10am hearing at Poplar Coroner’s Court is expected to be brief, with the coroner likely to adjourn proceedings to allow the police investigation to continue.
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