Tyler Gwozdz, who was a contestant on Hannah Brown’s 2019 season of “The Bachelorette,” reportedly landed in the hospital for at least a week earlier this month after suffering what is believed to be a drug overdose. TMZ obtained the details, including the 911 call and Boca Raton Police Department records.
Police responded to his home on January 13. He was reportedly taken to the hospital and moved to the intensive care unit. The woman who made the emergency call is heard on the dispatch saying she believed he had overdosed on heroin.
Gwozdz only last three weeks on the show before he left under mysterious circumstances. “Tyler G. had to leave, and that’s upsetting because I really enjoyed my date with him,” Hannah told the cameras at the time.
It was rumored that it had to do with a previous relationship in which he was “an extreme misogynist,” but he denied those allegations in a long email to the outlet Refinery29.
“Addressing totally unsubstantiated rumors posted to Reddit from an anonymous account seems imprudent,” he wrote. “I feel that even addressing them gives them some sort attention and fuel but I continue to have faith in my journey and in a purpose for everything that’s happened to me in my life. Above everything else I am a son to my mother. She raised me to be better than these sort of baseless accusations. The rumors are so far out of the realm of my personality and values that it seems silly to waste time denying, but I suppose I will for the record. BUT I will be alright.”
He maintains that his exit was a mutual decision he arrived at with the show’s producers.
“This was a decision that I came to with producers, and something that I’ve come to realize what is the best decision that could’ve been made,” he said. The reason his actual exit wasn’t aired, he claimed, was to respect his privacy.
“The Internet is an amazing tool and can be used to create all sorts of good in the world, but I think it’s important that we address the reality of the situation. Anybody can say anything they want about anybody they want. Period,” he continued.
“It’s having a shocking effect on the younger generation, ESPECIALLY young women. Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims of cyberbullying, and bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide. Please think about what you post. I am more than happy to take the slings and arrows of the internet world if it can help save one young person from experiencing what my family and I are currently battling. If you are lost, message me. I’m here for you. Reach out. There is love in this world.”