Declan Donnelly finally speaks out after Ant McPartlin checks into rehab
Declan Donnelly has broken his silence following the news of his best friend and co-host Ant McPartlin being checked into rehab this weekend.
The Britain’s Got Talent presenter decided to reach out for professional help after experiencing problems with alcohol and prescription drugs.
Now, his best friend and co-host of many years, Declan, has taken to Twitter to thank fans for their messages of support.
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.
— antanddec (@antanddec) June 18, 2017
Speaking on Ant and Dec’s joint Twitter account, Declan 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.”
According to The Mirror, I’m A Celebrity‘s Ant has had an ongoing issue with depression and anxiety exacerbating his current drink and drug problems. The star also suffers from chronic pain caused by his knee, which led him to become reliant on pain-killers.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Ant explained: “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.”
He continued: “I have spoken out because I think it is important that people ask for help if they are going through a rough time and get the proper treatment to help their recovery.”
Ant is expected to spend at least two months in a clinic and will be cut off from using social media during his recovery.