RAYLAN Clark has admitted that his drinking has “gone out of control” since his divorce from six-year-old husband Dan Neal.
Clarke and Neil got married in 2015, but last July, the It Takes Two host announced on Instagram that the couple had broken up.
During his ‘An Evening with Rylan Clark’ event at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday, Rylan told the audience that he had suffered two heart failures amid the collapse of his marriage.
He also revealed that he begged Dan to come home but has not seen him since.
Clark previously spoke about his health issues resulting from his divorce on Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place podcast.
“My body completely shut down and I didn’t want to eat,” he said.
“I went through a stage where I couldn’t even speak, which can be very comfortable for some people.
“My speech was just slurred. Mom thought I had a stroke. My body just left. I went down to 9 and I’m six foot four.”
The TV star also recently wrote a new book, Ten: The Decade That Changed My Future.
It chronicles his life from his rise to fame on The X Factor in 2012 to the present.
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And for the first time, he talks in detail about the reasons for the collapse of his marriage, admitting that he cheated “many years ago”, but only told Dan last year.
He writes: “I woke up one morning and decided to tell my now ex that I cheated on him years ago.
“I’m not sure why it was exactly then or on the day that I should have done it. But I did.”
Raylan said he then went into self-blame mode and felt like his life was over and spent time hiding at his mom’s house.
He writes: “And for the first time in thirty-two years, I felt that I could no longer. What’s the point, I thought.
“I lost what I thought was everything, the one thing I always wanted. The man she loved. Your family.
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