Mum of missing bisexual rugby player Levi Davis shares last message he sent before going missing

A graphic composite of missing rugby player Levi Davis wearing his kit against a blue background of Barcelona

The family of bisexual rugby player Levi Davis, who was reported missing after travelling to Spain in October, has made a desperate plea for information, saying the progress of the investigation is “very slow”.

The 24-year-old rugby player and former X Factor contestant was reportedly last seen at The Old Irish Pub in Barcelona on 29 October.

His mother Julie, 51, said she last had contact with her son on the day he went missing, sending her a video from Spain, telling her: “It’s beautiful here”.

Since then, his passport was discovered in Barcelona, with reportedly little other information found. 

“Since the last thing we heard about the passport, there’s been no more information,” Julie told the BBC.

She added that the last few weeks have been “the scariest time” of her life, and “an emotional whirlwind”.

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“We’re all missing you, all the family care for you so much. We just want you home, son,” she said in a message to Levi. 

“Please come home and we can sort out whatever is going on, together.”

In November, Julie spoke to Good Morning Britain to share a desperate plea for Levi Davis to come home, sharing an email address that the family had set up to collect information on his whereabouts.

“I can’t begin to understand how you’re feeling, but just know that I do love you, and our family loves you, we just want you home,” she said on the ITV show.

Julie said Levi had been struggling with his mental health, and had told her “I need to just sort my head out and have some time to refresh myself”.

She added: “I think given the state he was in, I think he’s probably deteriorated.”

Julie added in an interview with The Sun that the former Bath and England player had been “quite down”, and left to go to Barcelona suddenly, without taking his medication with him.

She told the newspaper: “Levi has been quite down lately and the manner in which he has disappeared has left us all very worried.

“He left everything behind in Ibiza and just upped and left.”

Levi Davis became the first professional rugby union player to come out as LGBTQ+ in September 2020, saying he had overcome a “sense of shame” to come out to his teammates as bisexual.

“I had hidden it well but I couldn’t keep it secret any longer… I had to tell them, all of them, not just a few. I didn’t want it to turn into Chinese whispers,” he said at the time.

He added they had playfully teased him after he opened up about his sexuality.

“Then they began taking the p**s in a good-natured way, which I was relieved about,” he added.

“If they had been too tender-hearted, I would have been worried. I’m still a rugby player, after all!”

In an interview with PinkNews, he said he hadn’t planned on coming out when he did, but that his team was “massively proud” of him for doing so.

“Rugby has been painted as a man’s sport, but that’s just the tradition of it – it’s changing, the face of it is changing,” he said.

“I can only say what I know, and my experience of coming out was only positive… Rugby is absolutely ready to welcome anyone from the LGBTQ+ community.”