Ant McPartlin, one half of presenting duo Ant and Dec, has checked himself into rehab for a prescription drug and alcohol drawback, in line with The Sun on Sunday.

The TV star says he has been going by a “troublesome time” and the newspaper says he’ll now spend a few months getting therapy.

“Step one is to confess to your self you need assistance,” Ant mentioned.

“I really feel like I’ve let lots of people down and for that I’m actually sorry.”

Ant and Dec

In accordance with the newspaper a few of Ant’s issues started with a knee harm that did not heal correctly, leaving him in ache.

It is thought the treatment he took to take care of that ache, then turned a problem for him.

“I wish to thank my spouse, household and closest buddies for serving to me by this actually troublesome time,” he mentioned.

“I’ve spoken out as a result of I feel it is vital that folks ask for assist if they are going by a tough time and get the correct therapy to assist their restoration.”

Ant and Dec on Byker Grove

Ant and internet hosting accomplice Declan Donnelly, first appeared collectively as youngsters in BBC youngsters’s present Byker Grove and went on to have a short pop profession.

They’ve since gone on to host quite a lot of leisure reveals, together with Britain’s Obtained Expertise, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Evening Takeaway and I am a Movie star… Get Me Out of Right here.

Final month they won a Bafta for greatest dwell occasion for fronting The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration in Could 2016.

Ant and Lisa

Ant has been married to Lisa Armstrong, who he first met in his teenagers, for greater than a decade.

A spokesperson for Ant instructed Newsbeat there can be no additional remark at the moment.

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