Matt Cardle Opens Up About Rehab
The former X Factor winner Matt Cardle has confirmed that he checked in to famous rehab centre, The Priory on Boxing Day. Cardle voluntarily entered The Priory for prescription drug and alcohol abuse. The Priory is well known and counts the likes of Paul Gascoigne as previous patients.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun newspaper, the singer explained that he had become incredibly reliant on Valium and booze, and ran the risk of death:
“The doctor said to me if I’d been left to my own devices for another three or four weeks I might not be here now. To be told it is life or death, I was like, ‘Hold on a minute, how have I come to this? How has it got this bad?'”
“I didn’t have my wits about me to even count how many I’d taken. It was a lethal situation. Towards the end I was so out of it I was asking people around me how many pills they’d seen me eat. That little word in front of the drug, ‘prescription’, gave it an air of safety for me. But it’s the total opposite – they are so highly addictive both physically and mentally.”
Cardle added that a trip home to visit family over Christmas was the turning point where he realised just how out of it he truly was: “I had already pushed it too hard and I passed out on the train – spilling beer all over myself. I started getting changed on the train and got half-naked. I didn’t know where I was or what I was doing. All my sense of what was good and bad and right and wrong had gone out of the window.”
Matt Cardle caused a bit of a stir when he publicly criticised the makers of The X Factor for leaving him out of the shows anniversary celebrations. From all at Music Eyz, we hope you make a full recovery Matt.
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