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Linda Robson rushed to rehab by Stacey Solomon admitting she 'wanted to die'
Loose Women host Linda Robson has revealed Stacey Solomon rushed her to rehab after she hit rock bottom during a trip to Ibiza.
The 61-year-old is hopeful that speaking about her own experience will help others in a similar situation.
The Birds of a Feather actress explained that her anxiety began in 2008, when her son Louis, now 28, had been out with a friend the night he was stabbed and died at the scene.
The mum-of-three revealed since that day she’s been feeling completely different when it comes to the safety of her children.
During her holiday with Stacey, Nadia Sawalha, Andrea McLean, Kaye Adams and Saira Khan, Linda recalled how she turned to alcohol to cope and revealed she would get into a ‘terrible state’ if she couldn’t reach her family.
Linda said: ‘I felt like I wanted to die because I wasn’t enjoying life like I’d used to. I had reached breaking point.’
As she returned to London, Linda agreed with her family that she should go to a rehabilitation centre.
She added to The Sun: ‘Stacey came with me. I was in a terrible state, so we played games on her phone just to try and distract me.
‘I was thinking, “What am I going to do? Where am I going? I was scared embarrassed and ashamed because my kids had been told their mum was in a state and needs help.’
After deciding that the rehab centre wasn’t right, Linda found another clinic where she stayed for six weeks.
During her stay, Linda revealed her anti-depressants were upped due to her anxiety and OCD getting so bad.
It was only after another stint in a rehab centre that the actress discovered her behaviour was actually due to an allergic reaction to an anti-depressant.
After having a break from her TV duties, Linda returned to Loose Women in October last year.
Loose Women airs weekdays at 12.30pm on ITV.
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