Dec Donnelly has made a moving announcement about Ant McPartlin

Dec has said: 'Thank you for all the kind messages and well wishes for the big fella'

Celebrities, including Prince Harry and Lady Gaga, have all spoken out about their own mental health before and now British TV duo Ant and Dec are openly talking about Anthony McPartlin’s substance abuse, prescription drugs, and drinking problem.

Ant has said: ‘The first step is to admit to yourself you need help. I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I am truly sorry.’

And Dec has responded on Twitter by telling supporters: ‘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.’

I’m a Celebrity presenter Ant has explained that he became addicted to pain medication after a knee injury and that the substance abuse came about because of depression.

‘I want to thank my wife, family and closest friends for helping me through this really difficult time.’

He ended his statement by saying: ‘I’ve spoken out because I think it’s important that people ask for help if they’re going through a rough time and get the proper treatment to help their recovery.’

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