Ant McPartlin heading to rehab to tackle alcohol and drug addiction: 'I'm truly sorry' –

The 41-year-old TV presenter has confirmed that he “needs help” and is said to be heading to rehab for at least two months.

In an official statement given to The Sun on Sunday, Ant 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.

He went on to say: “I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends through this really difficult time.

“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.”

The Sun on Sunday reports that Ant has been battling his condition for two years after an operation on his knee went wrong, leaving him in constant pain.

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

Ant endured further knee surgery at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London last Tuesday and is expected to be in a wheelchair for weeks.

It’s believed doctors had feared his knee could collapse, leaving him crippled. It is not known where he is undergoing his rehabilitation.

The Sun on Sunday have also reported that Ant fought back tears as he told his best friend and co-host Declan Donnelly, also 41, about his problems, saying: “Mate, I need help now.”

An insider revealed to the newspaper: “For Dec it was a bit of a bombshell hearing about these addiction problems. He had no idea of the full extent of the torment his best friend was going through.”

it has also been claimed that failing to conceive a child with his wife Lisa has put a strain on

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