Alfie Boe overdosed on drugs while going into ‘really dark place’ after marriage breakdown

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English tenor Alfie Boe has shared about the depression he endured after breaking up with Sarah, a mother to children Grace and Alfred. He said he’s still struggling to come to terms with what happened

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Alfie Boe says he went into a ‘really dark place’

Singer Alfie Boe has kept an emotional secret from her fans. The music star revealed he overdosed on drugs after separating from his wife two years ago.

Alfie revealed next week on the BBC reality show Freeze the Fear, where the stars take on an endurance test with “Iceman” Wim Hof.

The Dutch guru’s techniques include swimming on ice and using breathing to help people improve their health.

And after plunging into the icy waters, Alfie opened up about the depression he endured when he broke up with Sarah, mother of his children Grace and Alfred.

Speaking on the show, Alfie said: “When my breakup happened initially I went into a really dark place. It’s weird to talk about this, I haven’t talked about this in public, but I’d gladly do, if it can help anyone out there who needs it.







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“I went through beating myself up and hating myself and having no love for myself and that led to the stupid act of throwing some pills down my throat because I was lost.

“I ended up in a rehabilitation facility for about five weeks and it was a scary time.”

The 48-year-old tenor, who has sold a million albums and was awarded an OBE, rarely talks about splitting up in August 2020.

But during emotional scenes on the show, – hosted by Holly Willoughby and Lee Mack – he admits he’s still struggling to come to terms with what happened.







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He said: “I broke up with my wife after 18 years of marriage. We have two beautiful children but unfortunately our journey does not last a lifetime.

“Even though we are close and we are friends, we are not the same. It’s been almost two years now but the feeling is still the same. I miss her. I remember what we had.”

Alfie, who has had three No1 albums with Michael Ball friends Boe and Ball, tells how his marriage fell apart after a stressful period related to work.

“I don’t know how it actually plays out, it’s just one thing after another,” he said. “I have traveled, on the road a lot. Having to say goodbye at the same time for many months is difficult.”

The pair met while Alfie was rehearsing for La Boheme in San Francisco, married in 2004, locked themselves in at their home in the Cotswolds but split that summer.

At the time, there were rumors that Alfie had been secretly dating a younger woman while still married – rumors which he firmly denied.

He also denied reports that he joined the A-class dating app Raya and texted other women.







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The reveal came at the house Alfie shared with his Freeze the Fear co-stars in the Italian mountains, where the show was filmed.

The night before, former footballer Patrice Evra spoke about missing her children.

Alfie told star Diane Buswell, sports host Gabby Logan and The One Show reporter Owain Wyn Evans: “I get a little emotional because people are talking about their other half and it hurts me. more painful than I realised. Overall, it’s been a great marriage, and when people say, ‘I’m sorry your marriage didn’t work out,’ we always look at it like, ‘It wasn’t a failure, it was success’.

“We have two beautiful children. I am where I am now and the people who have helped me go a long way are our children, our friends, our family.”

And he credits the show – which also features rapper Professor Green and former EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite – has helped him recover, adding that he wants to be an inspiration to those his child.

Lancashire-born Alfie said later: “Depression is a really debilitating thing.

“It’s not easy. You have to accept you’re not perfect and you have to accept that you’re human and that you’ve made mistakes. You have to find that inner strength and that inner love for yourself to be able to face it. deal with it.

“I am in the present. The main reason I am doing [Freeze the Fear] and overcoming these challenges is because I want to make my kids proud and I want to be a better person to all the people who come into my life. ”







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Alfie has previously talked about being depressed from being away from her children for months while focusing on her career. He is known for playing Jean Valjean in the musical Les Miserables in London’s West End.

He also starred in Finding Neverland on New York’s Broadway and has appeared on stage at events including Last Night of the Proms and The Royal Variety Show.

He wrote in his 2014 autobiography about giving up drinking, adding that he could quit drinking for months before continuing a binge that would end when he “smashed rooms and throw everything out the window.”

“It’s become a crutch to deal with any kind of stress – a difficult co-worker, a bad rehearsal, a cab that doesn’t get up,” he added.

Several stars on Freeze the Fear have opened up about their mental health issues.

And in the same episode where Alfie talks about her drug overdose, which will be shown Tuesday night, Buswell talks about her eating disorder.

Hof developed his technique after his wife Olaya took her own life in 1995. He finds solace in the soaring endorphins that come from immersing himself in sub-zero water.

His famous fans include Oprah Winfrey and Justin Bieber.

Alfie recently appeared on his friend Michael’s Radio 2 show to talk about the icy experience.

“There is something very unique and special about cryotherapy,” says Alfie.

“It was exhilarating. I just felt alive, like I had a crazy, electric rush of energy. ”

Freeze Fear with Wim Hof, BBC1, Tuesday 9pm

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