Malin Andersson 'tried to overdose' after daughter's death
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 March 2021
Malin Andersson "surrendered" her life and "tried to overdose" on painkillers following the death of her mum and daughter
Malin Andersson attempted to take her own life after she "hit rock bottom" following the death of her daughter.
The 'Love Island' star tragically lost both her mother, Consy-Gloria, 65, to stomach cancer in November 2017 and her newborn baby, Consy – who was born seven weeks prematurely – within 14 months of each other, and afterwards she "tried to overdose" on painkillers before waking up in A&E.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, she said: "I lost essentially all the love I ever had in my life in one hit. I was at my lowest point. There was nothing else I could do so I just surrendered.
"I hit rock bottom. I didn’t want to be here any more and tried to overdose by taking lots of painkillers. Then I woke up in A&E. I felt like I didn’t have a purpose, I felt like there was no point in me existing."
Now, the 28-year-old reality star has used her pain to help grow stronger for the sake of her mum and daughter's memories.
She explained: “I realise now you have to be cracked open with pain in order for the light to shine through you. The toughest souls go through it at the darkest times. I had to learn the hard way to be independent and give myself the love that I deserve. Mother’s Day for me is just like any other day.
"Don’t get me wrong – when I go into Tesco and see all the cards, I pretend that they are not there. But I am still kind to myself.
“For me it is a double whammy because I lost my mum and my daughter very close to each other. But I can either choose to be depressed or I can move forward in life. I make sure I carry on and do something positive with it for the sake of my mum and daughter.”
Malin will spend this Mother's Day (14.03.21) visiting her four-week-old baby's grave and reflect on how far she has come since she hit rock bottom.
She added: “I will be giving myself all the time in the world. I will go to my daughter’s grave and I will sit there for a bit. I won’t feel sorrow. I will speak to her and say, ‘Look how far I have come and look at what I am doing now’.
“But I know, until I have my own family, any sort of occasion will be difficult. I just live for the hope that one day I will have a family of my own. Hope gives me a purpose because that means I am looking towards the future – and that is what helps me get up every morning."