Unexpected and shocking reports that South Africa is the first Bachelor Star Lee Thompson’s troubles continue to deepen.
It emerged last week that the former rugby player, fitness coach and businessman was homeless and living on the streets of Cape Town.
YOU The magazine published an exposé that Thompson had been living in a homeless shelter for months after being evicted from a rented guest house by the owner.
An anonymous guest house owner described Thompson as a tenant from “hell” who often left his room unkempt and dirty.
Thompson allegedly paid 300 rand a day for the room and the landlord says it was difficult to evict him.
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It has now emerged that Thompson has been admitted to a rehabilitation center in Gauteng.
24 channel reported that family and friends stepped in and this is his second stint in rehab. A friend spoke to the publication and said they fear Thompson won’t stay in rehab for long because his mother didn’t know how bad things had gotten.
“Lee is good at hiding and pretending everything is fine. I hope it continues and now this is the bottom of it,” said the friend.
A businessman who worked with Thompson claimed he was on a “downward spiral”.
Thompson, a frequent promoter of health and fitness products, was set to release a book detailing his experience as a bachelor in 2019, titled The truth behind the rose. People reportedly said they paid to sell the pre-order book, but copies of the book never came out.
Businesses and charities associated with Thomspon were also examined. Living Hope, Love in South Africa is a charity founded by Thomspon in 2016. She helps finance the school fees for poor children. The organization’s Instagram page has a call for donations to fund the charity. Live Hope Love SA was last active on social media in September 2020.
Hussigenot reports that Thompson’s promise to donate 10% of his book sales to charity cannot be justified.
Citizen attempts to reach Thompson for comment were unsuccessful.
Compiled by Sandisiwe Mbhele