Thursday 29 September 2022 01:20 PM Susannah Constantine recalls 'humiliating' moment that forced her to admit she ... trends now
Susannah Constantine has recalled the 'humiliating' experience that forced her to seek help from her family regarding her drinking.
During an appearance on Thursday's Lorraine, the 60-year-old fashion guru detailed hitting rock bottom when she blacked out and wet herself on a family holiday in 2013.
She would drink a bottle and a half of wine every night and admitted alcohol had a 'control' over her while she attempted to hide her drinking from husband Sten Bertelsen and their children Cece, 18, Esme, 21, and Joe, 23.
Rock bottom: During an appearance on Thursday's Lorraine, Susannah Constantine has recalled the 'humiliating' experience that forced her to seek help with her drinking
She explained: 'Anyone who is suffering from alcoholism will identify with this, it had been building up to the point where I didn't have control over alcohol, it had control over me.'
Recalling the moment she decided to get help, she continued: 'We were in Cornwall and I wasn't drinking much more than anyone else but I think 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.
'So I blacked out, I fell over, I broke two transverse processes in my back and I wet myself, and you can't get anything more humiliating than that. And my children witnessed this and my husband and brother-in-law took me up to bed.'
Heartbreaking: The 60-year-old fashion guru detailed hitting rock bottom when she blacked out and wet herself on a family holiday in 2013 (pictured in October that year)
She continued: 'I don't know how I had the courage, but the next day I just got everyone round 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