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Ant McPartlin’s wife speaks out following his shock confession

Evoke.ie logoEvoke.ie 5 days ago Alison Ring

© Provided by Associated News Ant McPartlin’s wife Lisa Armstrong has broken her silence on her husband’s decision to admit himself to a rehab facility.

Lisa has been married to the television host for over a decade now, and is believed to have found out about his alcohol and substance abuse when her husband broke down during an emotional talk with her and his best friend and co-host Declan Donnelly.

She has since taken to Twitter to thank fans for their positive reaction to the news of Ant’s struggles.

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.’

The news comes after the 41-year-old gave a frank and honest interview to The Sun about his battles with addiction, admitting that he had fallen into depression after suffering from infertility issues with his wife, and chronic pain from a knee injury a few years ago.

Ant McPartlin's Wife © Provided by Associated News Ant McPartlin's Wife

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These hardships forced him to turn alcohol.

He said: ‘The first step is to admit to yourself you need help. I’ve let people down. I’m truly sorry.  I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I’m truly sorry. I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends through this really difficult time.’ 

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