BACHELORETTE alum Chad Johnson’s worried family traveled over 1,400 miles to be by his side amid fears of suicide after his domestic violence arrest.
The reality star’s father, Danny Johnson, revealed exclusively to The Sun that he is looking into treatment for his troubled son.
Danny rushed from his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma to Los Angeles after Chad was taken to the hospital last week following a welfare check at his home.
“I just arrived back home in Tulsa from LA, I’ve been there since Saturday night,” he said.
The father-of-two – who is also dad to daughter Tiffany – gave an optimistic update about Chad’s current condition: “He is much better. It’s been tough the last couple of weeks for sure.
“But I’m confident he will make the changes he needs to make. He asked us to let him handle things on his own. So, we are honoring his request.”
Danny hopes his son will seek help: “He has info regarding treatment and info regarding his legal issue. So, hopefully he will make progress.
“We love him more than you can imagine. We just want to see him healthy and happy.
“I just wish everyone really knew what a wonderful son and brother he is. They only see a small part of Chad, and, unfortunately, what they see isn’t always accurate.
“He’s a smart guy, obviously he made mistakes, but he will get past this and I honestly believe he will be better from this,” he further defended his boy.
Chad was arrested for domestic violence last week after he allegedly punched a hole in the wall during a heated argument with his girlfriend Annalise Mishler.
Neighbors called the cops after the explosive fight that resulted in her locking him out of her apartment.
The luxury real estate agent later admitted to throwing Annalise’s phone, but denied getting physical with her.
The former ABC star – who has admitted to having problems with alcohol – later concerned fans when he posted a disturbing image of a rope tied to the door along with the caption: “it’ll be okay.”
Police were called to his home for a welfare check and he was taken in for further evaluation less than 24 hours later.
Earlier this week, Chad insisted he was doing better and apologized to his fans.
In a YouTube video posted March 2, he then accused his now-ex of driving him “insane.”
He said: “To be gaslit every single day for six months, to the point where you think you’re insane… it caused me to go crazy. I lost myself a few times.
“I couldn’t figure out why she was with me because it seemed like she hated me. But I was just so lonely. … I just thought, ‘Stick it out. It’ll get better.’”
Chad – whose mother Peggy passed away from cancer six months before he appeared on Season 12 of The Bachelorette in 2016 – also appeared on Bachelor in Paradise that same year.
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