Former Bachelor In Paradise’s Apollo Jackson has revealed he is broke, and has been jobless for almost a year.
In an emotional Instagram post, the 26-year-old magician claimed he had to cancel an upcoming show after selling just 11 tickets.
Apollo, whose real name is Jake Spence, also admitted to being so broke that he can’t pay his phone bill or go to the dentist.
He also explained that he can hardly sleep at night due to a toothache but can’t afford to get it checked.
“It’s been a crappy few months for me, entertainment has its ups and downs. The last few months have challenged me intensely, work’s dried up.
“I’ve had just two paying gigs this year, my phone subscriptions [have been] cut off for the last few months,” he wrote on Instagram.
“My stage show I worked my a**e off for six months on [sic] only sold 11 tickets so I had to cancel it.”
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I found this post from an interview I did with @thethinkergirls last year and it reminded me there is a big picture, way bigger than what we are focusing on at the moment. It’s been a crappy few months for me, entertainment has its ups and downs, I’ve had some amazing ups but, The last few months have challenged me intensely, works dried up, I’d had just 2 paying gigs this year, my phone, subscriptions both entertainment and work cut off for the last few months, my stage show I worked my ass off for 6 months on only sold 11 tickets so I had to cancel it, training for my first mma fight I tore the ligaments in both arms and ruptured one of the tendons, unable to afford a dentist a nerve exposed broken tooth has made me unable to sleep most nights while I’ve worked my butt off developing new skills and chasing work, applying for jobs that I had no luck getting, Everything I’d been working on for 8+ months had been rejected, shut down or a failure.. Everyone gets a pile up of crappy times, they can take a toll you mentally. But during this time I’ve met people I otherwise wouldn’t have, discovered and developed skills I never would have, gained a network of friends and support I never would have, learnt a new level of resourcefulness, built some epic things with some extraordinary people and realised that what I’m going through isn’t really that bad.. If you’re struggling with something it’s ok to talk about how your feeling with your mates and family we all have struggles. Im excited for whatever lies around the corner and determined as ever, watch this space!
Apollo also listed his recent injuries from training for his mixed martial arts debut.
“Training for my first MMA fight, I tore the ligaments in both arms and ruptured one of the tendons,” he explained.
“I was unable to afford a dentist. A nerve-exposed broken tooth has made me unable to sleep most nights while I’ve worked my butt off developing new skills and chasing work, applying for jobs that I had no luck getting.
“Everything I’d been working on for eight-plus months had been rejected, shut down or a failure.”
Apollo featured in Sophie Monk’s season of The Bachelorette in 2017, before starring in the first season of Bachelor In Paradise the following year.
He is currently in a relationship with former Love Island star Edyn Mackney.