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Ant McPartlin Reveals Extent Of Prescription Drug Issues After Completing Rehab Stint

The TV star sought help in June.

13/08/2017 09:40 BST | Updated 13/08/2017 20:56 BST

Ant McPartlin has opened up about his drug issues, after completing a stint in rehab to combat his prescription drug addiction.

The TV presenter revealed that he was seeking treatment back in June and in the weeks since, his fans, celebrity pals and ITV have all given him their full support.

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Ant and Dec
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Ant and wife Lisa in 2016 

“But then we found my pain had been caused by a hole in my knee bone — it was shot.

“I was moved on to tramadol, which is where the real problems started.”

Ant’s wife Lisa and TV partner Dec have both supported him throughout the past two months, with Lisa speaking out shortly after her husband initially sought treatment.

Posting on Twitter in the wake of the news, Lisa wrote that she’d been “completely overwhelmed” by the support the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ host had already received from fans and the public.

She said: “[Your love and support] means so much. I’m relieved he’s receiving the help he needs, we just need him better.”

Meanwhile, Dec wrote: “Thank you for all the kind messages and well wishes for the big fella. He will be touched. Your support is, as ever, much appreciated.”

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