Daisy May Cooper has described her decision to enter treatment as “the best thing” she has ever done.
Last year, the This Country singer, 37, who has two children with ex-husband Will Weston, visited a clinic.
She was’really confused’ at the time and needed a ‘break’ from life, and she believes she couldn’t have given herself a greater present than quitting drinking and getting clean.
The comedian revealed: ‘Going to rehab was the best thing I did.
‘I just felt really lost and said to my agent: “I need a break from everything.”‘
The experience has now left her wanting to write a film about it because it was ‘extraordinary’.
She continued to The Sun: ‘Addicts are some of the most interesting, funny, smart, creative and loving people I’ve met in my life.
‘You can see why it happens. They’re sort of angels on Earth who haven’t been equipped to live amongst the muggles.’
Daisy went on to say that she was drinking because she felt ‘awful’ in social situations and that she thought of alcohol as’superhero juice’ to relieve her anxieties.
However, the ‘crippling hangover anxiety’ would result in her ‘feeling suicidal’ the next day, she continued to the publication.
‘It suddenly occurred to me that I didn’t have to do this any more. I didn’t have to torture myself.’
Daisy said earlier this year that she felt ‘panicked’ the morning after making a cocaine joke about the Sugababes on live TV.
When she presented the award for best alternative group to the female band at the Brit Awards in February, she quipped that ‘they weren’t using coke – they were nice’ in the bathroom.
ITV didn’t quite manage to muffle the word before the rest of the world heard it, putting viewers in fits of laughter.
However, Daisy later confessed to having ‘the horrors’ the next day, and told Radio Times Magazine that she ‘thought [she] was being funny.’
‘I meant they weren’t doing cocaine because they’re not very rock ’n’ roll, but it came across as me saying they were doing it,’ she recalled.
‘I had the horrors the next day, lying in bed in a dark room. I had to turn off all the wi-fi in my house because if I saw anything,
‘I’d have a panic. I hate myself so much. I thought I was being funny, and I upset people.’
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