Linda Robson has revealed she was rushed to rehab by Stacey Solomon after suffering a breakdown during a trip to Ibiza with her Loose Women co-stars.
The Birds of a Feather actress, 61, candidly discussed her anxiety battle, which saw her self-medicate with pills and alcohol, in a new interview with The Sun.
Linda, who is now in recovery, revealed things got so bad, she ‘felt like I wanted to die’, but she wants to share her experience in a bid to help others who are in a similar situation.
Breakdown: Linda Robson was rushed to rehab by Stacey Solomon after suffering breakdown during trip to Ibiza with her Loose Women co-stars in July 2018 over her anxiety battle
The Loose Women star explained her anxiety stems back to 2008, when her son Louis, now 28, had been out with friend Ben Kinsella the night Ben was stabbed and died at the scene.
She claims from that day forward she felt completely different when it came to the safety of her children – Linda is also mum to two daughters Lauren, 37, and Roberta, 24 – and struggled with anxiety as well as OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).
Linda reached breaking point 10 years later during a trip to Ibiza with her Loose Women co-stars Stacey, Nadia Sawalha, Andrea McLean, Kaye Adams and Saira Khan.
She had flown by herself to Ibiza and revealed she was carrying three or four battery packs to charge her phone, as she gets herself in a ‘terrible state’ if she can’t contact her family.
Honest: The Birds of a Feather actress, 61, revealed things got so bad, she ‘felt like I wanted to die’, but she wants to share her experience in a bid to help others who are in a similar situation
Linda said her anxiety hit while she was overseas and she wasn’t sleeping, so would ‘sneak bottles of vodka’ in at night to try and help her sleep.
By the third night, she suffered a ‘meltdown’. Lisa told the paper: ‘I felt like I wanted to die because I wasn’t enjoying life like I’d used to. I had reached breaking point.’
She returned to London after contacting her family and it was agreed she would go straight to a rehabilitation centre.
Linda recalled Stacey went with her, she said: ‘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.’