I’M A CELEBRITY’S Seann Walsh has opened up about his struggle with sobriety – blaming it on being raised by a drug-addicted father.
He credits the situation for him hitting “rock bottom” and, as he prepares to become a dad for the first time himself, he’s turned his life around, dealing with his reliance on alcohol and his prior life choices.
According to The Mirror, he said: “This idea of structure in my life, this was one of the things I had to grapple with, after the Strictly stuff, you kind of realise that life couldn’t continue the way it was. Something had to give.
“The booze had to go and I had to try to rebuild my life and I went to therapy and therapy was about trying to find order and structure and all this stuff.”
Admitting in the chat he sometimes finds the therapy “eye-rolling”, he added that it made him realise it stems back to life with his father, who was addicted to heroin.
“If your dad’s a heroin addict you’re not going to be someone who wakes up in the morning and does a to-do list,” he said. “That organisation isn’t going to be there.”
He revealed his news during an Instagram Live with an unnamed pal while on tour.
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And when he was asked: “So you’re gonna be a dad?” he replied: “Yeah” prompting his pal to respond: “That’s worrying.”
Seann was then seen saying to the camera: “Unbelievable. Everyone else has been really nice, that’s the worst response yet.”
Grace is a dance teacher and choreographer, who isn’t part of the limelight. It’s not known how far along Grace is in her pregnancy.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here airs weeknights at 9pm on ITV.