Unfastened Women of all ages star Linda Robson has bravely opened up about her mental breakdown, which saw her becoming taken to rehab by her co-star Stacey Solomon.
The 61 calendar year aged panellist has spoken out about how a holiday getaway to Ibiza in 2018 with Stacey, 30, Nadia Sawalha, Andrea McLean, Kaye Adams and Saira Khan ended in her becoming in a “terrible state”.
Linda, who starred in Television set sitcom Birds of a Feather, started suffering with stress and anxiety right after her son Louis’ pal Ben Kinsella was stabbed to demise when the pair ended up on a night time out to celebrate their GCSEs in 2008.
She explained to The Solar On-line: “From that day, I felt entirely unique about the security of my young children for the reason that Ben did not do everything and bought killed and it could so simply have been Louis.
“I’d by no means been an anxious human being until finally then, but I begun worrying about them when they ended up out and grew to become addicted to seeking at my telephone and getting it completely charged at all instances.”
Linda, who returned to Unfastened Women of all ages in January right after 18 months absent, disclosed she was self-medicating with sleeping tablets and included alcohol to the combine when the tablets stopped aiding her rest.
She said: “I’d continue to just take my sleeping pill, but it did not function. Then I upped it to two but was continue to sleeping much less. Which is when I begun drinking once again. I experienced loads of champagne downstairs that persons experienced offered me about the years, but I did not like it so hadn’t drunk it.
“Suddenly I begun drinking it, and I’d buy vodka way too, even though I’d by no means touched a spirit in advance of in my daily life.
“I was making use of it to try and medicate myself and get to rest — and that is when every little thing begun going improper.”
It all came to a head for the duration of a journey to Ibiza in 2018 with her Unfastened Women of all ages good friends. And, Linda admitted her stress and anxiety experienced bought in the way of her becoming equipped to enjoy the journey.
She said: “From the day I bought there, I just needed to go property for the reason that my stress and anxiety was so lousy.
“I was attempting to act standard and be portion of the gang, but I was battling to get by the day.
“I’d sneaked a couple of bottles of vodka with me, just to knock me out at night time, but it wasn’t functioning.
“I’d previously experienced a couple of sleepless evenings and, by the third, I ended up getting a proper meltdown.”
Immediately after her suffering in Ibiza, the Unfastened Women of all ages stars contacted Linda’s spouse and children and it was agreed she would return to the United kingdom to go straight to a rehabilitation clinic in London.
She defined: “Stacey came with me. I was in a terrible state, so we performed online games on her telephone just to try to distract me.
“I was considering, ‘What am I going to do? Where by am I going?’ I was frightened, ashamed and ashamed for the reason that my young children experienced been explained to their mum was in a state and requirements assist.
“When we bought to the clinic, they all met us there and when I saw their nervous faces all I could believe of was, ‘Oh no, what have I finished to them?’.”
Immediately after agreeing with her husband Mark, fifty nine, daughters Lauren, 37, and Bobby, 23, and son Louis, 28, about her check out to rehab, Linda disclosed how she felt not comfortable right after some guests begun taking photos of her.
“I thought, ‘This is not the spot for me’, and Mark felt that way too,” she said. “Also, they experimented with to place me in a space with out seeing a health care provider initially. So we still left and went property.”
But, Linda’s spouse and children later on discovered a rehab clinic in the North which she checked into for 6 weeks.
She said: “It was a attractive spot, but I only ever spoke to a health care provider on Skype and they just held upping the anti-depressants as my stress and anxiety and compulsive behaviour was so lousy.”
Unfortunately the clinic did not function for Linda and right after she returned property she was shortly back to drinking once again, inspite of investing hundreds on the treatment method.
But, right after stints in three unique centres, Linda has been on the road to restoration an returned to Unfastened Women of all ages, where she bravely spoke about her struggles sort the calendar year in advance of.