Ant McPartlin admits he could have died following two-year drug battle

Ant McPartlin

Ant McPartlin

His struggle began in 2014 when his pain failed to go away after a knee operation, meaning doctors were forced to prescribe Ant stronger and more addictive pain killers.

He admitted to the newspaper: 'I've put Lisa through hell with mood swings and depression and how it affects you.

Ant has spent two months in intense rehab after admitting her is a prescription drug addict.

The star said the drugs made him "insane" and said he was "stupid and reckless" to mix them with alcohol.

Ant McPartlin leaves rehab, discusses two-year pain killer addiction

He continued of his wife: 'All I can say at the moment is that she's been wonderful - fantastic throughout'.

However for the first time in three years he is now clean of all drugs, and has lost a stone since being admitted into rehab in June.

The 41-year-old I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here presenter said he was left terrified after an "insane" pills binge almost killed him. It was to the point of seeing things in the garden and still the pain was getting worse'.

"I didn't think how risky they are".

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His alcohol consumption had also increased and he admitted that he had clinical depression and would sometimes be unable to get out of bed.

"Dec came around and he kind of knew it was at the point where I needed help".

It is expected that McPartlin will return to screens in November, when he will host the next installment of I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.

Lisa, 40, is a former dancer who met her husband at a Smash Hits concert 25 years ago - when Ant and Dec were PJ & Duncan.

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The 41-year-old told how he pleaded with his wife, Lisa, to bring him to hospital after overdosing on tramadol, morphine and alcohol while recovering from a second knee operation in June. "I'm in a bad way". Lisa and Dec gave me a bit of a send-off from mine [before rehab]. But there are a lot of people who don't.

"The boys have hosted every series of I'm A Celebrity and everyone expects to see them back in five months time", the insider said.

Taking to the duo's Twitter account the day after the news broke, Lisa wrote in an emotional statement: 'Completely overwhelmed by all your love & support, it means so much.

"We had an hour's conversation then I packed my bag and I went".

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'We're sending Ant all of our best wishes for a speedy recovery, ' said a rep.

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