Lee Ryan reveals Twitter bullies turned him into a recluse: ‘They abused me’

Blue star Lee Ryan has opened up about the horrific abuse he was subjected to by Twitter trolls


by Kayleigh Dray |
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The 31-year-old has been subjected to vile Twitter abuse, the majority of which he began to receive after his time on Celebrity Big Brother 2014.

Lee Ryan found himself at the centre of a love triangle between model Casey Batchelor and Jasmine Waltz, eventually deciding that he wanted to be with the latter of the busty brunettes.

“I have almost turned into a recluse"

But, after what was intended to be a romantic holiday to Thailand, the relationship turned sour, with Jasmine attacking Lee publicly for his treatment of her, both during the holiday and since.

She said: "Lee Ryan is a damaged soul with no money or career."

Since then, the Blue star has found himself the victim of vile Twitter trolls - and recently revealed that he has been forced to quit social media all together.

He told OK! Magazine: "It was like standing in a room and being constantly abused.

“It’s hard enough walking down the street sometimes – people think they know me and they can be quite horrible.”

Lee Ryan and Jasmine Waltz
Lee Ryan and Jasmine Waltz

The All Rise singer added that the online abuse led to him behaving differently in public, admitting that it has led to him isolating himself from others.

He said: “I have almost turned into a recluse. I just sit in my house and write on my piano and write scripts and stuff.

"Because I don’t like going out, I don’t like the way people are, especially in the UK, people can be quite vicious and nasty."

But Lee Ryan has managed to find the positives in a bad situation, as he insisted: “I just find I don’t need self gratification from people I don’t know, I think it can be quite a negative aspect in one's life if you try and look for approval.

“I have been a lot happier since I have been off [Twitter].”


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