Lorraine Kelly opened up about her experience on Tramadol following news of Ant McPartlin checking into rehab over his addiction to the prescription drug.
The 41-year-old TV presenter recently announced how he’s been struggling with prescription drug and alcohol addiction, and now Lorraine, 57, has expressed her sympathies while reflecting on her own experiences.
Speaking on the show, Lorraine explained how ‘seductive’ Tramadol is when she was prescribed with the drug following a horse riding accident in 2012.
‘I was on Tramadol, and it is seductive,’ she explained.
‘I actually came off it before, I actually wanted the pain. It makes everything fantastic but your head is full of cotton wool. It’s horrible and it’s not real.
‘It’s a horrible thing. I got it legitimately from a doctor, but it was my choice not to take it.’
Speaking about the surprise of Ant’s struggles, Lorraine added: ‘He is such a private person and so are both of them. You never see them at events, unless they’re picking up awards.
‘If depression can happen it to him, it can happen to anybody and we have to respect that.’
Ant was diagnosed with Tramadol following a knee operation two years ago, and spoke out about his struggles on Sunday.
‘The first step is to admit to yourself you need help,’ Ant said. ‘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.’
Ant and Dec’s Career Timeline
Ant and Dec met on the set of Byker Grover when they were just 13 years-old, and have been a dynamic duo ever since.
After leaving the show in 1993, they moved from acting to music as PJ and Duncan. The pair had a massive 14 top 20 hits from 1993-1997, including the hit Lets Get Ready To Rumble.
Next they made their big return to TV and teamed up with Cat Deeley for the legendary SM:TV Live, leading them to win the Special Recognition Award for children’s programme at the NTAs in 2002.
They then moved onto Saturday night game show Friends Like These and, in 2001 made their Simon Cowell debut for talent show Pop Idol.
The double act won their first BAFTA in 2010 for the Best Entertainment Performance award.
Following this, they dabbled with music once more in 2012 when they released official England World Cup song, On The Ball.
In 2015 the dream team presented The Brits, and ended up with their heads as a dish on the table for the star’s grub.
They have since presented I’m a Celeb, Britain’s Got Talent and Saturday Night Takeaway and have won a gigantic 31 National Television Awards.