Matt Willis revealed that he became addicted to training to help overcome his drug and alcohol struggles.
The Busted bassist, 39, who rose to fame as a member of the group as they rose to prominence in the early 2000s, but by 2005 he was in rehab – receiving treatment for alcoholism.
He admitted that he is now so obsessed with exercise that he will be ‘induced’ if he is not able to go to the gym.
Opening Up: Matt Willis reveals that he became addicted to training to help overcome his struggles with drugs and alcohol
talking on happy place The podcast Matt told the podcast, “Exercise was a big thing for me…when I found it I was totally addicted to it.”
“It was great because everything about him was so positive,” the musician told podcast host Fearne Cotton.
“And then it became a problem where if I didn’t do or something happened in her way, I got provoked or became angry or upset.”
Matt recently showed off his fitness in Ibiza, after working hard at the gym recently.
Hard Times: The Busted bassist, 39, rose to fame as a member of the group as they rose to prominence in the early 2000s, but by 2005 he was in rehab – receiving treatment for alcoholism (settled photo in 2004)
Matt is set to openly share his battle with drug and alcohol addiction in a heartbreaking new documentary.
The guitarist who tuned in will touch on his time with the pop band, as well as talk about receiving treatment for alcoholism in 2005 — when the group broke up.
On BBC Three – expected to air in 2023 – Matt explains how his addiction developed from parts of his childhood and talks about how starting a new life with his wife Emma saved him.
Matt Ice, Isabel, and Trixie are engaged to his wife, TV presenter Emma, whom he married in 2008.
source said the sun: “This would be equally personal for Matt, because he had never delved into his past before, at least not in public.
He will reveal how some of his problems stemmed from his childhood as his parents made him feel that he should conform to male stereotypes.
This included telling him that boys don’t cry, which means he never shed a tear until he was 29.
Struggle: He admits he’s now so obsessed with exercise that he gets ‘pitted’ if he’s not able to go to the gym
He became idolized by teenage girls around the world as a member of the group as they rose to prominence in the early 2000s, but by 2005 he was checked into the exclusive Priory in London – where he was receiving treatment for alcoholism.
The musician previously spoke with host Matt Johnson and life coach Ben Bidwell on a new mental health podcast The Naked Professors, the musician revealed that he began experimenting with mind-altering substances since the age of seven.
“I was in trouble before the band finished, I was a huge alcoholic,” he explained. I don’t think being in a band made me who I am now. I would have been the same if I worked at Tesco or a bank, I’m hooked all the way through.
He added, “Everything that takes me away from feeling the way I feel is a problem for me because I can’t handle how I feel, so I will do anything possible to take that away and change the way I feel.
Speaking to Pal Fearne Cotton on the Happy Place podcast, Matt said, “Exercise was such a big thing for me…When I found it, I was totally addicted to it.”
I had mild asthma as a kid and would hide under my duvet and take as many blows of my inhaler as I could when I was seven because it would make my head throb, and my lips tremble.
“I’ll be high in my bed at seven, so I’ve always had this in me to find ways to get away from dealing with who I am and how I feel. Quitting drinking was one of the hardest tasks of my life.
Having reflected on his early days in the band, Matt admitted he would occasionally use Class A alarms, but only to wake him up during the late nights.
“I used to take cocaine a few times now and then when I was drinking to keep me awake,” he recalls. ‘We’d call it the sharpener, so I’d be a little smitten, make a few lines and say, ‘Oh I’ll be fine.’
Life: In BBC 3 project, the 39-year-old explains how his addiction developed from parts of his childhood and talks about how starting a new life with his wife Emma saved him.
I hated it, I hated everything about cocaine, I hated the way it makes me feel, I hated everything about it, but I couldn’t stop doing it and it’s crazy.
It is satisfying. You have this hole and you try to shovel everything inside to fill it up but the hole never ends.
After spending time at Priory Matt, he entered residential rehab in July 2006 due to an alleged addiction to cannabis.
Two years later, the star spent five weeks at the Providence Project rehab center in Bournemouth after reporting a marriage ultimatum to his wife, Emma Willis, with whom he has three children. Since then he has remained free of alcohol and drugs.
Speaking in 2017, Matt publicly thanked Big Brother presenter Emma for helping steer him to his lows through his years of active alcoholism.
He said, “You met me when I was in a state of rage.” the sun. “We went ice skating in 2005 and I think that was the first time she was like: ‘Damn, this guy is out of control! “
Then by March, I was in rehab. She is amazing, amazing and she stayed with me the whole time. I do not know why. Of course, it was the test. There were times when we thought we couldn’t go on any longer.
He added: ‘Unfortunately it has always been for me as it has always been for me. I am so thankful to her that she really helped me through this, and now life is great.
Family: Matt shares Ice, Isabel, and Trixie with his TV host wife Emma, whom he married in 2008.