The music mogul spoke out about the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ presenter’s battle with addiction, insisting he is sure Ant will recover.
Revealing he had no idea about Ant’s problems on The Sun’s Bizarre Life podcast, Simon said: “I have worked in entertainment for a long long time and I’ve seen what happens with pressure. I’m not making excuses here.
He continued: “I don’t know details behind the scenes, but when someone has the courage to own it, deal with it, made a public statement, we would a million per cent support him. I think he’ll be fine.
Ant publicly admitted to his problems with prescription drugs, substance abuse and alcohol back in June, and is now receiving treatment in a rehab facility.
ITV later threw their support behind Ant, while his best friend and co-presenter Declan Donnelly and his wife Lisa Armstrong also spoke out to thank fans for their support.
Ant and Dec are currently on a break from their work commitments until the new series of ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ starts in November.
It currently remains unclear if Ant will resume his duties on the jungle-based reality show after finishing treatment.
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