MEGAN McKenna has pulled out of Loose Women today after being too heartbroken to work following Mike Thalassitis’ death last week.
The Towie star was booked to appear on the show to discuss Celebs Go Dating but is too distraught to work just days after her ex-boyfriend took his own life.
Rex Features Megan McKenna has pulled out of Loose Women today
A source close to the star told The Sun Online: “Megan just couldn’t face appearing on live TV today.
“Everyone has been really understanding and are giving her time to grieve.”
The Sun Online has contacted Loose Women for comment.
Yesterday, Megan broke her social media silence and admitted that she’s in ‘complete shock’ after Mike’s shock death.
The Towie star vowed to grieve in private earlier in the day but was forced to release a short statement about her ex-boyfriend having been bombarded with abuse by trolls on social media.
Megan McKenna has addressed Mike Thalassitis’ death online
Sources close to Megan previously told The Sun Online she wanted to grieve away from social media.
But she has felt compelled to write a short statement after she was attacked by cruel trolls saying she “doesn’t care” about her ex.
She shared a short statement that read: “Sorry I haven’t been on social media but I’m in complete shock and trying to come to terms with this.
“I can’t believe I’m even writing this post. My thoughts and prayers are with Mike’s family. Rest in peace Mike x”
The former Towie star dated Mike, who was found death over the weekend, on and off for seven months before splitting up for good in August of last year.
She hadn’t spoke publicly about his death on social media for two days, which led to a torrent of abuse from trolls, who suggested she “doesn’t care” with some even blaming her for his death.
But her fans supported her as a row broke out underneath her last image, which was posted two days ago before the news of Mike’s death broke.
Hitting back at the nasty comments, one person wrote: “How dare people have a go at her for not saying anything, I’m sure she is heartbroken and dealing with it in her own way not everything has to be on social media thinking off Megan at this time.
“Can’t imagine how she feels then to get all this on top off it show some respect!!! And shows all these nasty people maken comments are the heartless ones!!! , RIP mike gone to soon!”
Instagram/mike_thala Mike Thalassitis was found dead over the weekend
Rex Features He dated Megan on and off for seven months
Love Island star Mike Thalassitis found dead aged 26
Another added: “People are vile she has a right to grieve anyway she likes just because she’s famous doesn’t mean she has to plaster her life on here people should have some respect and leave the lass alone.
“Think about how you would feel loosing someone you loved this is the reason people are committing suicide because of the horrible disrespectful clowns I just hope the lass is okay and gets through it and has lots of support around her.”
Mike was found dead in a park in Edmonton, North London, on Saturday.
Louis Wood – The Sun The couple were both left devastated by their split
Mike’s pals said he never really got over reality star Megan McKenna.
One friend said: “She was his first true love. The break-up hit him hard and put him in a bad place.
“He battled hard to come through it but that feeling still lingered.”
Megan broke down about their split just a few weeks ago on Celebs Go Dating, admitting she didn’t want to go into details about what had happened.
Speaking to OK! Magazine about their split, Megan said: “I can’t even say why we split. I just feel like we’re both at different point in our lives.
“We both respect each other and we didn’t want it to get nasty or messy.
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“There is only so much you can do in a relationship and when it’s not working you’ve got to take separate routes.
“But I wish him all the luck in the world. He’s not a nasty person. Everything happens for a reason. It wasn’t one of those break-ups like ones I’ve had in the past where it was really bitter and nasty. This was more a decision we made together.
“The way I dealt with things in the past with my exes was by screaming and that was not a good way to deal with it.”
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