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Caroline Flack's Family Releases Powerful Message She Wrote Before Her Death

Caroline Flack's family has released an emotional statement from the late reality TV host
February 19, 2020 - 12:00 / Sarah Schulz

Former Love Island host Caroline Flack tragically took her own life on February 15th. Her family has now released a powerful message she wrote before her death. 

Caroline Flack's family has released a heartbreaking and emotional statement she wrote at the end of January, just weeks before her death. Flack was advised not to share this message on social media as she was charged with common assault against her boyfriend in December 2019 and set to go to trial in March.

Caroline Flack's emotional statement before her death 

In light of her passing, her family released the statement she shared with them via the Norwich-based newspaper, the Eastern Daily Press. Here is Caroline;s full message: 

"For a lot of people, being arrested for common assault is an extreme way to have some sort of spiritual awakening but for me it's become the normal. I've been pressing the snooze button on many stresses in my life - for my whole life. I've accepted shame and toxic opinions on my life for over ten years and yet told myself it's all part of my job. No complaining."

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"The problem with brushing things under the carpet is.... they are still there and one day someone is going to lift that carpet up and all you are going to feel is shame and embarrassment. On December the 12th 2019 I was arrested for common assault on my boyfriend..."

Caroline Flack attends the National Television Awards held at the O2 Arena on January 22, 2019 in London, England

"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 am suddenly on a different kind of stage and everyone is watching it happen."

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"I have always taken responsibility for what happened that night. Even on the night. But the truth is.... It was an accident. I've been having some sort of emotional breakdown for a very long time. But I am NOT a domestic abuser. We had an argument and an accident happened. An accident. The blood that someone SOLD to a newspaper was MY blood and that was something very sad and very personal."

Caroline Flack: "I've lost my job. My home. My ability to speak."

"The reason I am talking today is because my family can't take anymore. I've lost my job. My home. My ability to speak. And the truth has been taken out of my hands and used as entertainment. I can't spend every day hidden away being told not to say or speak to anyone."

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"I'm so sorry to my family for what I have brought upon them and for what my friends have had to go through. 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. I can't say anymore than that."

Caroline wanted to have her voice heard

Caroline's mother Chris told EDP, "Carrie sent me this message at the end of January but was told not to post it by advisers but she so wanted to have her little voice heard." We are incredibly sad for the loss of Caroline Flack. May she rest in peace.