It just all got too much for me. I’m not going to sit here and want a pity party. It was a dark time, a very dark moment but I’ve got through it and I am here today.
– Tulisa Contostavlos
Tulisa Contostavlos has told Good Morning Britain that she attempted to take her own life during her recent court ordeal.
Speaking to Charlotte Hawkins she said "Its been a really really hard year - the most difficult year of my life but at the same time I always try to tale a positive from a negative and its given me the kind of life experience that you can’t buy - that it takes some people ten years to gain. Its also made me a wiser person. Stronger.”
There are different levels of depression - when I got low, I got really really low. But I picked myself up quicker than most and got on with things the best I could. My lowest point was when I found out I was going to be officially charged. It had already been dragging on for so long. When I found out I was being charged I lost the faith.
– Tulisa on her state of mind at the time
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