Gemma Collins reportedly called emergency services to James Argent’s home amid “concerns for his welfare”.
The reality star, 38, who dated Arg, 31, on and off for several years, is believed to have rung 999 for help after he failed to return pals’ calls on Thursday.
His parents are also said to have gone to the £1.3 million house in South Woodford, north London, where Arg lives alone, and failed to gain access.
According to The Sun , emergency crews dashed to the address and checked him over.
However, his parents reportedly raised the alarm again later that day.
Arg said: “I wasn’t speaking to a certain person so I didn’t reply.
“They became concerned and called the police and ambulance.
“They turned up and checked on me. They came up to my room to make sure I was fine…
“My parents were already there. Then this person must have called again and the ambulance turned up at around 4pm and we had a quick chat on the doorstep…
“The police and paramedics were only here for about ten minutes.
“I’m slightly embarrassed really. I apologise for any wasted police time as I was absolutely fine.”
A source added: “James’ friends are beyond worried. Their concern is that if this behaviour keeps on happening that one day soon they will go around to find him dead…
“Gemma raised the alarm because after hearing from his mum and dad she thought the worst…”
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Arg has suffered a long and public battle with substance abuse over the years, and was booted from Towie in May after failing a drugs test.
He’d previously been suspended from Towie back in 2014 for a substance abuse issue.
The reality regular has endured several stints in rehab last year, including a treatment program last year.
His personal problems are believed to have taken a toll on his romance with Gemma, who he split from earlier this year.
London Ambulance Service (LAS) confirmed a team was called out at 12.55pm on Thursday following a report of an “unwell person”.
A spokesman said: “We sent an ambulance crew and incident response officer and treated a person at the scene.”
Mirror Online has contacted a representative for Arg and for Gemma for comment.
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