Britain’s Got Talent presenter Ant McPartlin has checked into rehab after admitting to addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol.
The long-time presenting partner of Declan Donnelly developed depression and chronic pain from a ‘botched’ knee operation two years ago left him in physical and mental “agony”.
“I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I am truly sorry,” he said.
“I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends for helping me through this really difficult time.
“I’ve spoken out because I think it’s important that people ask for help if they’re going through a rough time and get the proper treatment to help their recovery.”
It comes just days after he was released from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where he underwent an operation to correct the damage done two years earlier at a different hospital.
McPartlin, 41, is said to be worth £60million ($100m) and will spend the next six weeks in a wheelchair. Doctors have reportedly told him there is a danger his knee will one day collapse, leaving him crippled.
Source: The Telegraph