Denise Van Outen has opened up about breaking her year long sobriety while in lockdown.
The actress admitted that she “massively fell off the wagon” over a three-week period during quarantine.
“I did have a three-week period in lockdown where everything went out the window,” she told the Daily Mail.
“I spent a year sober,” the 46-year-old confessed, “I didn’t have a drink for a year – not because I had a problem with drinking so it wasn’t an issue but I stopped drinking for a year.”
“But then I massively fell off the wagon and drank and drank and ate all the things I shouldn’t.”
The West-End star stated that although she had a “brilliant time”, she told her husband Eddie Boxshall that she needed to stop.
“By about the third week of doing that I said to Eddie, ‘I need to be good again now.’ I had a brilliant time but I thought I couldn’t be doing this.”
The Celebrity Gogglebox star previously admitted that her relationship with alcohol changed after a foot injury.
“I broke my foot and it really had a negative effect on my life. I was all geared up for doing Chicago, and I was gutted to have to pull out.”
“I was so miserable, I put on weight and I lost my confidence,” she told Closer magazine, “It got to the point where I just thought, ‘I don’t want to feel like this, I want to go into my late forties feeling fit, healthy and amazing’, so I started to make a lot of changes.”
“I’ve done the party girl thing – I partied so hard in my 20s and 30s,” she added. “It’s not for me anymore – if I’d have carried on partying hard now into my 40s, it would have been quite tragic really.”
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