The comedian broke his silence this morning to ITV1's Daybreak, revealing he stopped taking anti-depressants he'd been on for 15 years - despite bosses insisting he kept taking them.
Speaking about the decision of I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here to take him off the show, he said: “It
was bad, I felt bad because it was out of my control. It was their
decision - I couldn’t lie to them, I'm an honest guy.
"I couldn’t go ‘yes, I’ve taken my tablets, course I have’ because they never examine you taking it. I could have then just gone in the dunny and just dropped it down it.
"I’ve taken this tablet for 15 years - I’ve even had people say
'Brian, I don’t think you need it now' and I have to say, and this is
another point, ever since I’ve left I’ve not taken the tablets."
And the 51-year-old, who quit the show on Monday evening, revealed that he HAD to leave the Aussie jungle after suffering from malnutrition and exhaustion.
He added: "They [the show’s bosses] said if I did not comply with these regulations then I would not be on the show.
"Now, this is under extreme circumstances and I started to feel really bad because in the end, very shortly after that I had to leave and I had an examination and they found out I had malnutrition and I was suffering from exhaustion. That’s what the doctors said.
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“They then sedated me in hospital and gave me a tablet that would probably knock out a horse for two days and, I woke up with a saline drip in my arm thinking what on earth has happened here.
"You know, my kids said 'you’ve got to go out there and win the stick', because I always joke with them what do you get if you win - you win a stick and I'm now lying in hospital being heavily sedated with a saline drip because I suffer from malnutrition and exhaustion all because of a lovely show, fluffy show that Ant and Dec do.
"I can tell you it’s tough, I can tell you it’s not fluffy out there - it’s the real world and it’s tough, it’s really tough."
Brian left the show in mysterious circumstances at the beginning of the week, with show bosses saying he'd left "due to medical reasons".
Just days earlier he'd broken down after a row with boxer David Haye,
Watch the full interview HERE: http://www.itv.com/daybreak/showbiz/brian-conley-exclusive/