Dr Alex George quits social media following his brother’s death in order to ‘focus on his mental health’

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Love Island star Dr Alex George has decided to take a step back from social media owing to the tragic death of his younger brother back in July.

The reality star and A&E doctor, 30, took to his Instagram account on Sunday to explain he needed to take a break from Instagram in order to look after his own mental health following the death of his 20-year-old brother Llŷr.

Sharing a snap of himself standing on a beach, the star wrote: "I have decided to take a few weeks off social media.

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"With everything that’s happened it’s important for my mental health that I take some time offline. I am focusing on my family and friends as well as looking after myself.

"I’m also going to spend some time thinking and working on a few projects that are close to my heart. Without doubt A&E will continue to keep me busy too.

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"Thank you for your support and see you all in a few weeks Stay safe and be kind to yourselves."

On 24 July, Dr Alex had shared the devastating news of his brother’s passing.

He wrote a touching tribute to his younger sibling who was training to be a doctor just like Alex.

It read: "I can’t believe I am actually writing this post. I have lost my beautiful little brother to mental health. I love you so much Llŷr.”

"The kindest and most caring soul. I was so proud of you starting medical school next month, you would have been the most incredible doctor.

"We are hurting so bad. No words can explain. As a family we are devastated. We love you and miss you so much. Please rest in peace x Our boy"

A few weeks ago Dr Alex then revealed he is "holding on by a thread" following Llŷr's death.

The frontline worker had taken to Instagram to share the beautiful view from a walk which he described as "good for the soul."

But one horrible social media user messaged Alex, telling him: "Your brother is dead get off social media."

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Reposting the vile message to his 1.4million followers, Alex wrote: "Imagine being this person. Im holding by a thread and you get people like this. [sic]"

He continued: "I am honest and open with you all. The good, the bad and the ugly. There is so much that isn't shared online of course.

"So many of you are so kind and message me each day with well wishes. I often post to let you know I am still going strong."

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