Darren Day has credited his close friend Robbie Williams for saving his life.
The 54-year-old West End star has struggled with substance abuse in the past. He relapsed during the 2020 pandemic lockdown.
Christine Lampard continues to speak on Wednesday (17 August). LorraineHer tag revealed it was “Angels” singer Williams who saved his life.
“He sent me to rehab in South Africa for two months,” Day said.
“I was misdiagnosed and given the wrong medication for 14 years. And through Rob and the team he set me up with, I was diagnosed with Bipolar, with BPD, in 2020 and suddenly my life just made sense and I realized why I feel so awful.”
He continued: “I wouldn’t be here without Rob. I mean not on the planet. I just spiraled down and down and it was very dark. You know, now I have this wonderful team, I’m on the right meds. I haven’t felt this way in 25 years.
“I owe my life to Rob. We FaceTime three or four times a week and it’s one of the most special friendships I’ve ever had,” he added. “To me, he’s not Robbie Williams. he is rob I love him so much. I love him like a brother.”
Day currently stars as Reverend Moore Unbound the musical.
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