Ant McPartlin reveals he almost DIED from secret addiction to painkillers as he speaks for first time since leaving rehab -

Ant McPartlin reveals he almost DIED from secret addiction to painkillers as he speaks for first time since leaving rehab

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  • Aug 13 2017 07:46About: 4 months ago
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Ant McPartlin has revealed he almost died from his secret addiction to super-strength painkillers as he opened up for the first time since checking into rehab.

The I'm A Celebrity presenter checked himself into rehab back in June after a tearful confession to his wife Lisa Armstrong and TV partner Dec about his dependency on prescription drugs and alcohol.

He revealed how he begged Lisa to call him an ambulance after an "insane" pills binge which saw him rushed to hospital at 5am.

Multi-millionaire Ant, 41, one of the biggest names in telly, wept as he ­revealed the crisis to his wife Lisa and co-star Dec, also 41.

Ant and Lisa were married back in 2006

The shock revelation threatened to overturn Ant's clean-cut reputation and threw his TV career in jeopardy.

Speaking to The Sun on Sunday , Ant said: "I was at the point where anything — prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs — I would take.

"And take them with alcohol, which is ridiculous. The doctors told me, ‘You could have killed yourself’. "

Simon Cowell has remained fully supportive of Ant
Ant McPartlin has opened up for the first time since checking in to rehab

Speaking before he entered rehab , he said: said: “The first step is to admit to yourself you need help.

“I’ve let people down. I’m truly sorry.

“I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I’m truly sorry.

“I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends through this really difficult time.

He added: "I have spoken out because I think it is important that people ask for help if they are going through a rough time and get the proper treatment to help their recovery."

Since then his pals and work colleagues have showed their support for Ant, including Simon Cowell , and have said that he is winning his drink and drugs battle.



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