For years, Tarek El Moussa built a fortune buying the ugliest, nastiest, most rundown houses he could find and transforming them into every homeowners’ dream. But his most impressive flip to date might just be his own life.
Reeling from the one-two-three punch of back-to-back thyroid and testicular cancer treatments and a back injury, “I was a mess for quite a few years,” the Flip or Flop alum admitted in an exclusive interview with E! News’ Francesca Amiker.
With his hormones out of whack, he was already dealing with anxiety, panic attacks and depression. “And then I was on opiates for about a year: Percocet, Dilaudid, Vicodin,” he revealed, detailing how the treatment for his back injury made him drop 75 pounds. “You could see the bones in my chest.”
Still seeking out remedies for his myriad ailments, he began taking testosterone injections, “And that was the end of me,” he said. “I did not react well to the testosterone and my hormones were all over the place because I had no thyroid.” As a result, he continued, “In 2016 my life imploded.”