Danniella Westbrook speaks for the FIRST time since heading to rehab for cocaine relapse – and opens up about EastEnders' Dean Gaffney and Patsy Palmer in emotional interview: 'I feel really strong'

Danniella Westbrook speaks for the FIRST time since heading to rehab for cocaine relapse – and opens up about EastEnders' Dean Gaffney and Patsy Palmer in emotional interview: 'I feel really strong'

The actress, who checked into a facility in Spain nearly a month ago, has given an update on her status since heading for treatment.

43-year-old Danniella seeked help after splitting from her boyfriend George Arnold last year, miscarrying their baby, and relapsing on cocaine.

But now, it seems the brave soap legend is doing much better than weeks previously – and says she’s "having a great time" in rehab.

"I've been here three and a half weeks," she said. "My head is straight, I'm not on any medication, I'm not taking any drugs and I've worked loads on myself.

Danniella Westbrook speaks for the FIRST time since heading to rehab for cocaine relapse – and opens up about EastEnders' Dean Gaffney and Patsy Palmer in emotional interview: 'I feel really strong'

Danniella Westbrook speaks for the FIRST time since heading to rehab for cocaine relapse – and opens up about EastEnders' Dean Gaffney and Patsy Palmer in emotional interview: 'I feel really strong'

"And loads on my past issues. All the stuff that I felt I got left with at the end of last year I'm dealing with and I feel strong, I feel really strong.

"I'm happy to be alone and on my own. I'm happy to be doing this but looking forward to seeing my kids in a few weeks and looking forward to getting back to work and all the exciting things I've got coming up.


"I'm in a wonderful place and I'm truly blessed again but thank you one and all for everything."

Danniella even spoke out about fellow EastEnders stars Dean Gaffney – who is returning to the soap – and Patsy Palmer.

Danniella Westbrook speaks for the FIRST time since heading to rehab for cocaine relapse – and opens up about EastEnders' Dean Gaffney and Patsy Palmer in emotional interview: 'I feel really strong'

Patsy spoke out about her friend on Loose Women, saying: "Danniella Westbrook is so sweet. We all went through our own struggles. It was intense."

And Danielle’s manager responded on social media with: "I’m with Danni now at visiting and she is touched and appreciates your support and send her love."



Add Comment

all comments

  Other news

more
Rally-goers arraigned for striking cops at ‘free speech’ Boston rally

Rally-goers arraigned for striking cops at ‘free speech’ Boston rally..

22-Aug, 21:20

The first 13 arraignments of protesters and counter-protesters at a...

Love Island's Camilla Thurlow delights fans as she shows off bomb disposal skills online – after Jamie Jewitt reveals truth behind their relationship

Love Island's Camilla Thurlow delights fans as she shows off bomb disposal skills online –..

23-Aug, 04:00

The bomb disposal expert jetted straight off to Greece to volunteer at a...

Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder shares emotional love letter to wife Nikki Reed after she gives birth to the couple’s first child

Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder shares emotional love letter to wife Nikki Reed after she..

22-Aug, 10:11

The Vampire Diaries star welcomed a baby girl with his wife, Twilight...

Lauren Goodger is STILL dating jailbird boyfriend Joey Morrisson despite split claims – and she 'can’t wait' to have a baby with him

Lauren Goodger is STILL dating jailbird boyfriend Joey Morrisson despite split claims – and..

23-Aug, 07:02

However, the former TOWIE star has now revealed that she is still dating...

Dem senator holds floor in 15-hour speech to slam Supreme Court nominee

Dem senator holds floor in 15-hour speech to slam Supreme Court nominee..

05-Apr, 11:40

Sen. Jeff Merkley today held the Senate floor and talked for more than...

A look at the life of convicted ex-Brazilian president Silva

A look at the life of convicted ex-Brazilian president Silva..

12-Jul, 18:10

NAME: Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva BIRTHDAY: Oct. 6, 1945 BIRTHPLACE:...

Miranda Kerr gives $8M of jewelry to the Justice Department

Miranda Kerr gives $8M of jewelry to the Justice Department..

27-Jun, 23:09

Model Miranda Kerr has turned over more than $8 million worth of jewelry...

Louisiana sheriff's deputy shot and killed in line of duty

Louisiana sheriff's deputy shot and killed in line of duty..

19-Mar, 13:18

A Louisiana sheriff's deputy was fatally shot late Saturday night while...