Matt Willis has spoken openly about his wife Emma Willis’s reservations over his Busted tour.
Matt, 40, recently reunited with Busted bandmates Charlie Simpson and James Bourne for a run of UK gigs to commemorate the pop-punk group’s 20th anniversary, which began earlier this month.
In a recent interview, Matt, who married 47-year-old Emma in 2008 and has three children with the TV actress, confesses to relapsing on tour in the past.
In a moving documentary titled Fighting Addiction, he recently came out about his prior drug addiction.
While the artist has been clean for five years, he admitted that during his most recent relapse, which occurred during a Busted tour, he would take six grammes of coke alone every day.
Speaking to the Mirror this week about Busted’s tour, Matt said: ‘Being on tour has been a moment of relapse for me again and again and again.’
He went on: ‘Our life is really great… and a lot of people say to me, “Matt, why do you put yourself in a dangerous situation?”
‘And it’s because I love it, and I really do, and I feel passionate about it, and I’m capable of doing that clean and sober.’
The musician then noted: ‘Emma understandably worries about that, but I think she can see the work that I put in.’
Matt’s latest BBC documentary examined the science of addiction while also examining the impact it had on his family, including Emma and their daughters Isabelle, 13, Trixie, 7, and Ace, 11.
Emma stayed faithful in her love and care even during the worst days of his addiction, and she published an Instagram image with a lengthy comment expressing how much she has his back.
She initially explained why she was ‘nervous’ for the world to see the film: ‘Matt and I have always tried to keep ourselves as private as we can whilst working in a very public industry. So, as you can probably imagine, we’re incredibly nervous about this film going out into the world.’
‘As humans, we’re all imperfect, and we shouldn’t feel like we have to hide certain parts of ourselves to be loved. Ultimately it was our love and hard graft that have got us to where we are now,’ she poignantly added.