Ant McPartlin checks into rehab for drink and drug addiction

Ant McPartlin checks into rehab for drink and drug addiction

Ant McPartlin checks into rehab for drink and drug addiction

In spite of recent friction Ant and Lisa remain united as a couple, with Ant reportedly breaking down as he confessed his addiction to prescription medication Tramadol, which he'd started to combine with alcohol in a bid to numb the pain of an agonising knee injury, to Lisa and December.

Speaking to The Sun, the I'm a Celebrity presenter admitted that he feels like he as "let a lot of people down" and he apologised for his actions.

"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".

Ant McPartlin has checked into rehab after tearfully admitting drink and drug problems to his wife, family and his working partner / friend, Declan Donnelly.

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He added: "Your support is, as ever, much appreciated".

The Geordie favourite has been suffering excruciating pain from a knee injury for the past two years, which has led to an over-reliance on powerful painkiller Tramadol.

Before checking into rehab, Ant McPartlin thanked his wife Lisa Armstrong, as well as his family and friends, for their support.

The 41-year-old first had an operation to fix cartilage in his knee two years ago but it was "botched".

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He continued to bounce around as a national treasure on several TV shows, all the while unaware that he was carrying a fracture. And then, his kneecap slipped.

A source said: 'The sad truth is that Ant is in agony almost every waking moment'.

However, the couple may still have to wait for that, as Ant is going to spend at least a couple of months in rehab.

Since their time on Byker Grove, Ant and Dec launched a brief pop career but found their foothold in the world of presenting. This is the first stage of the road to recovery.

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The pair work solidly from November through until June presenting "I'm A Celebrity", filming auditions for 'BGT" and hosting a series of 'Saturday Night Takeaway' before the "BGT' live shows start each year.

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