Married At First Sight Australia's Tracey Jewel opens up about overdose, mental health scare

Tracey Jewel has opened up about being admitted to a mental hospital after she overdosed in Berlin during a romantic trip that went wrong.

In an interview with New Idea, Tracey said she went into a "headspin" and "overdosed" after being stranded in Europe by her ex-boyfriend Patrick Kedemos.

"I just didn't see a way out of the current situation," she said.

Tracey re-united Kedemos after two failed relationships with co-stars from her stint on Married At First Sight Australia.

Her recent trip away was supposed to help her clear her head after how some people responded to her reality TV stint.

"I've been bullied and cyber-trolled relentlessly, pretty much all year," she told the magazine.

"I'm not someone who has a history of depression, but I started getting help in April because the psychologist said I might have post-traumatic stress disorder because of everything I'd been through."

Tracey claimed that when she wasn't able to snap back to her "normal bubbly self", while traveling, Kedemos got "angry and upset" at her - a claim he strongly denies.

The falling out saw the reality TV star stuck in Germany alone, unable to pay for a flight home.

"I went into a head spin and I overdosed," she said.

In another interview with Who magazine, she added, "I wasn't thinking clearly, it wasn't my intention to kill myself. I just wanted to get out of the pain I was feeling."

A doctor was called following the incident and Tracey recovered, checking into a mental health clinic upon arrival back in Australia.

Earlier this month, Tracey wrote an emotional post on Instagram in which she told online trolls they had ruined her life.

"You've won trolls. I give up," the message read.

"I have lost everything because of your relentless hate. Hope you're happy you've claimed another one."

She told Who that her Married At First Sight ex-husband Dean Wells had contacted her out of concern, and had been "amazing".

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