LOVE Island’s Belle Hassan has revealed she was nervous to go out after being attacked.
The reality star, 26, was left with a black eye last year after an unprovoked assault by a woman on a night out.
Love Island’s Belle Hassan was attacked on a night out last year
Belle was nervous to go out again after the incident
Belle revealed her injury on social media after the incident before taking some time out of the spotlight.
Speaking to Johnny Seifert on the Secure The Insecure podcast about the attack, she said: “Situations like that happen a lot to influencers on nights out and you know you get people coming up to you saying, ‘you think you are something because you were on the telly’. And I am like ‘no, I don’t’.
“And I try to be nice to everyone and sometimes in certain situations, you are only human, you do get into an argument and people do want to hurt you physically or verbally, and they do want to be nasty to you and I can only put that down to what people are going through in their own lives, and unfortunately they are unhappy.
“And we have all been in a bad mental state and we have all been unhappy. But that is not an excuse to hurt someone physically or verbally. That is for them to work out on their self love journey why they are doing that, not for me. But hopefully they will get that sorted.
“But, I am all good. I was a little bit nervous after in going out again. So you know what I thought. I am going to go back to the same place and conquer the fear and I did it, and I was okay.”
The Islander, whose dad is film hardman Tamer Hassan, was “started on” by girls because of her reality TV fame.
She was a late arrival on Love Island, appearing on day 30 of season 5 and remaining in the villa until day 56.
Belle branded it a “poxy TV show” as she ranted about the dark side of reality TV following the incident.
Belle wrote on Instagram: “It’s so sad to think because of the short time I had on a poxy TV show that I will never be able to live my life again without being hit in the face for no reason or go out without girls starting on me and abusing me for no reason.
“I’m sick of having to stand up for myself to prove I’m not a c*** to people and try to stand strong to show I’m not an idiot to everyone who asks.
“This is my reality and I’m sick of trying to stay strong.
“This is what I deal with week in and week out that I hide from my socials because I don’t want anyone to see this side of reality TV but this is my truth and now I’m taking time out for now.
“I’m done because honestly I mentally and physically can’t take any more from this.”
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