DANNI: I TRIED TO OVERDOSE AGAIN
TROUBLED ex- EastEnders star Danniella Westbrook had a drugs relapse and overdosed after her partner walked out on her earlier this year, as she battled with illness and depression.
But the actress ( left), who has fought a high-profile battle with drug addiction, denied she’s been taking cocaine again.
She explained that a plaster worn under her nose in recent days is down to contracting septicaemia due to issues with some dental work.
Westbrook said she “spiralled back down into a depression” following her break-up with boyfriend George Arnold, being in hospital for the blood infection and being unable to work after a stint on Celebrity Big Brother in January.
The 43-year-old told ITV’s This Morning: “Yes, I did relapse…I thought my whole world was over when he walked out, because he just got up, it was like he’d never been there.
“I tried to overdose a lot when George walked out. It all unravelled and it was very difficult.”
She said she did not overdose on coke, adding that she “took loads of tablets” when asked about her relapse by host Phillip Schofield.
Danniella said: “I felt like I’d let everybody down. I came out of Big Brother, I couldn’t earn the money I wanted to earn, I couldn’t do the jobs that had been offered to me that I’d been waiting years for.
“I’m concentrating on me right now – the recovery, the kids, and getting back to work.”