Ant McPartlin reveals he nearly died from 'insane drug binge'

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Ant had sought help primarily for addiction to a cocktail of painkillers, but also his alcohol consumption, which had increased over the years as he battled pain from a knee injury. "The doctors told me, "You could have killed yourself", he said. "So I'm very grateful". This kind of stuff puts strains on any marriage'.

Ant's hospital dash finally made him see sense and he went to rehab.

Soon enough, the celebrity was visiting multiple independent private doctors to get more tramadol prescribed: "From the old lady who lies about her Valium supply to someone like me who was necking tramadol to the point of psychosis, in the end it's the same thing".

Happier times: Speaking of his wife, who he married in 2006 (above), he admitted: "I'm very sorry about the effect it has on partners".

The couple had been together for eleven years prior to their nuptials, having met on the Smash Hits tour in 1994 - with Ant performing alongside Dec as PJ and Duncan, and Lisa in pop band Deuce.

The make-up artist has openly stood by her husband during his rehab stint, as the first to thank fans for their support following the announcement in June. Lisa wrote: "Completely overwhelmed by all your love & support it means so much".

'I'm relieved he's receiving the help he needs, we just need him better'.

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A source close to Ant told the Sunday Mirror last week: 'He is doing really well.

Ant McPartlin has spoken out for the first time since leaving rehab.

He has been battling his condition for two years after an operation on his knee went wrong in 2014, leaving him in constant pain.

Following his knee operation, he began taking the opioid painkiller Tramadol and became addicted.

The star explained how he was once ended up in hospital at 5am following a binge on pills.

Ant has now successfully completed his treatment and is clean from all drugs other than paracetemol for the first time in three years and is set to return to work alongside Dec on I'm A Celebrity... "I took a load of stuff that day just to get through the day".

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