It’s with some sadness and much hope that we report Ant McPartlin has entered rehab for prescription drug and alcohol addiction. As one half of “Ant and Dec”, Mr McPartlin has been a firm fixture on our screens for over two decades but has recently been through a “difficult” time after taking painkillers after knee surgery over two years ago. It seems that Mr McPartlin’s prescription drug addiction started at this time and bouts of depression and anxiety piled on the pressure with the star turning to alcohol.
In a statement to the press and their many fans and supports, Ant said, “I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I am truly sorry.”
He went on, “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.”
Long time friend, Kelly Holmes tweeted, “As I say at every speech I do, we are all human! Best wishes to Ant. You will come back stronger, your fans love you #itsgoodtotalk.”
We’d like to wish Ant all the best – we know you’re in good hands now and we’re sure you’ll be back stronger than ever.