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Mark Owen admits decade long struggle with booze

Mark Owen has confessed he has been battling alcohol addiction for at least a decade.

entertainment Updated: Mar 13, 2010 19:00 IST

Mark Owen has confessed he has been battling alcohol addiction for at least a decade.

The Take That singer, who apologised for cheating on his wife Emma with as many as 10 women, called himself "a prat" and further admitted being a heavy cannabis user.

"I have had issues for a long time. I've drunk for the last 10 years and it got to a bad point," the Mirror quoted him as saying.

The 38-year-old dad-of-two added: "I want to make it absolutely clear I am not using the drink as an excuse. I've been living with the guilt. Maybe the drink was my way of dealing with the guilt."