Susannah Constantine reveals she 'blacked out' and wet herself amid alcoholism battle

Susannah Constantine (James Warren / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Susannah Constantine has opened up about struggling with alcohol in the past. (James Warren / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

Susannah Constantine has told how she fell over, broke bones and wet herself as she hit rock bottom in her alcoholism battle.

The What Not To Wear star, 60, revealed in 2020 that she was an alcoholic and had been in recovery for seven years.

Opening up on ITV’s Lorraine, she shared that she had a moment where she realised she needed to get help.

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She said: “It had been building up to the point where I didn’t have control over alcohol, it had control over me.

"We were in Cornwall and I wasn’t drinking much more than anyone else but I think it’s like, when you drink consistently and daily, your body becomes like a saturated sponge and it doesn’t take much to tip you over the edge.

Susannah Constantine said she reached a point where she knew she needed to stop. (PA)
Susannah Constantine said she reached a point where she knew she needed to stop. (PA)

“So I blacked out, I fell, I broke two transverse processes in my back and I wet myself and you can’t get anything more humiliating than that.”

Mum-of-three Constantine said the moment was witnessed by her children.

“I don’t know how I had the courage but the next day I got everyone around the table and I said, look I need help, I've been lying to you, I keep saying I’m not drinking, I’m drinking far more than any of you know and I need to do something about it,” she said.

The former Strictly star then asked all of her family members how it made them feel.

“They all told me and I knew that was the point I had to stop,” she said.

Actress Trinny Woodall (L) and Susannah Constantine (R) pose during a photocall for a TV serie
Susannah Constantine with her What Not To Wear co-star Trinny Woodall. (VALERY HACHE/AFP/GettyImages)

Constantine previously said she was relieved when she realised that she had a problem and that it was something she could fix.

“It was so liberating,” she said on the My Mate Bought A Toaster podcast

“I felt a lot of shame most of the time.

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“But when I realised that, the relief was so immense, because I could change it.”

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