BUSTED star Matt Willis told fans he will be taking a social media break – saying: “I am just a drug addict trying to stay clean.”
Matt’s special BBC One documentary Fighting Addiction saw him open up on his past problems as he sought answers as to why he became an addict.
The pop star spoke about his 20-year struggle with both alcohol and drug addiction, including admitting to taking cocaine regularly in the dressing room during Busted’s last tour, five years ago.
Following the emotional documentary, Matt has decided to take a break from social media, while urging other people in a similar position to himself to get help.
He told fans: “I am having some down time and not on social that much right now.
“Thanks for all your incredible messages about the documentary. Sorry I cannot answer all of them.
“I am not a trained therapist or counsellor.
“I am just a drug addict trying to stay clean.
“If you need help now, there are links at the bottom of the iPlayer videos.
“Talking about these things is a big step in the right direction, talk to someone, if they can’t help you, talk to someone else.”
During the documentary, viewers saw Matt’s wife Emma Willis break down in tears over the height of his drug and alcohol addiction.
The former Big Brother host was left emotional as she looked back on an old diary from 2008.
Emma told the cameras that she kept a daily list of all the drugs and alcohol Matt had consumed that day.
During one of the days, it could be seen that Emma wrote that Matt was “totally p***ed”.
She revealed that she hadn’t looked back on the diary since locking it away in a draw.
The star said: “The only thing I could think of to keep track, was to keep a diary.
“I don’t think I’ve ever read it since I wrote it – It’s literally just notes of… what I knew he had consumed.
“A bottle of champagne, a couple of wines, a couple of wines… another bottle of champagne, and more and more, is a reference to… um, drugs.”
Emma went onto reveal that she used to travel around all the local pubs in order to find her husband but he used to evade her and go to all the places that she was unaware of.
She was left sobbing upon reading the notes and realising just “how bad he was”.
The Circle host added: “There were so many ways, um… that he hid things.”
She then heartbreakingly admitted: “I was so scared he would die.”
Elsewhere, Emma admitted that living with someone who struggled with addiction was “unpredictable” and “anxiety-inducing”.
Matt now hopes he might be able to help other people in a similar position to himself, as well as the families and friends of addicts.