Bachelor Nation was left with questions after Logan Palmer’s exit as a result of COVID-19 on the Monday, August 15, episode of The Bachelorette — and his post-show assertion didn’t present a lot readability.
“This yr I made a decision to go on a actuality relationship present. I figured it was one thing new, it was an journey. However I got here out the opposite facet with way more than an expertise. I got here out of this with actual emotions, sturdy feelings, classes discovered, and loads to be pleased about,” the 26-year-old season 19 contestant started on Monday through Instagram. “Two very sturdy girls gave me the chance to study myself and about relationships. Thanks in your class, your endurance, and your time.”
Logan made waves as the one contestant to modify from pursuing Rachel Recchia to Gabby Windey after the co-leads made it clear their journeys had been separate following the second rose ceremony.
“Rachel, I’m sorry that I added extra issue to an already difficult journey. That was by no means my intention, however it was inspiring how sturdy you had been by means of all of it,” he continued. “Gabby, thanks for taking an opportunity on me. The celebs didn’t fairly align with you and I, however I’m a greater particular person for figuring out you. You each have formed me into a greater man and are so deserving of happiness. I do know you will see it with the lads you might have remaining.”
Logan wrote that watching the collection “gave me a special perspective,” opening up about his psychological well being struggles.
“I’ll all the time be somebody who will steer with their coronary heart whether or not it’s in style or not. However sooner or later, I wish to lead with intention and pursue with objective,” he defined. “I’m able to deliver these classes again into to my life. I’ve struggled with my psychological well being since i used to be 12 years outdated, and this course of was harder in that enviornment than I ever thought potential. Harmful ideas and fixed doubt are hurdles that I feel everybody pertains to sooner or later however not everybody talks about.”
Logan added that he needs “to be clear about that a part of my journey too” and hopes to be “a protected place for others who battle with it.”
He concluded: “Acknowledging my psychological well being and the way it impacts these round me might be a precedence in my life shifting ahead. It wasn’t all roses, however I’m grateful for all of it.”
Logan didn’t acknowledge that his exit throughout Monday’s episode — which got here in between the day and scheduled evening portion of Gabby’s group date — was as a result of he examined constructive for COVID-19. Viewers took to social media to query why solely the cocktail get together was canceled and the way no different suitors, who had been dwelling collectively on a cruise ship, had coronavirus. Different followers didn’t perceive why host Jesse Palmer defined his absence as a “state of affairs,” seemingly not telling Gabby’s different guys why he was now not on the present.
“Are they…not telling them…logan examined constructive…though… they’re all shut contacts???? #TheBachelorette,” one fan wrote.
One other consumer tweeted, “How does Logan check constructive… surrounded by the identical 5 individuals… remoted on a cruise ship? #bachelorette #thebachelorette.”
“My query is why Jesse didn’t inform the opposite guys Logan examined constructive as a substitute of simply vaguely saying there was a ‘state of affairs with Logan,’” a 3rd particular person wrote. “Wouldn’t they should know?”
Logan did, nevertheless, share a clip of an interview he did with ABC, seemingly on the current Males Inform All taping.
“I used to be underneath the impression, you realize, ‘I can sleep on issues, I can take time to mow issues over and I’ll speak to them tomorrow.’ And that’s not the case on this state of affairs,” he stated. “Two and a half weeks glided by, and I wasn’t capable of have a personal dialog and it’s like, ‘Wow, issues have modified loads and I haven’t been capable of communicate my thoughts.’ And so, what I took away from it was, say what you’re feeling immediately. Have the instincts to say precisely what’s in your thoughts whenever you assume it, whenever you really feel it, and that retains issues like this from getting so messy.”
The Bachelorette airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.