The Saturdays' Vanessa White Reveals Drink Problem
Girl group member opens up about her alcohol abuse and depression...
Vanessa White of The Saturdays has revealed that she has been battling with alcoholism for several years.
The 24-year-old singer told The Sun On Sunday's Fabulous magazine that she started to drink more when all her bandmates were in long-term relationships.
She explained: "My life started to spin out of control in 2010 and it was a dreadful year.
"I'd be out every night. I went to G.A.Y., mainly because I didn't want to be hassled by men and just wanted to drink."
And she admitted that her problem had an impact on the band.
"I drank vodka mainly but, to be honest, I drank anything. It massively affected the band and I felt lonely and depressed.
"I didn't know who I was underneath everything I was supposed to be. I'd arrive for work every morning hungover, then my voice started to go.
"I'd have to ask Una to cover my solos."
Some of the effects of drink on Vanessa were explained as "illness" in the group's documentary series Chasing The Saturdays.
She explained that she decided enough was enough in 2011 and turned to bandmate Rochelle Humes for help.
"One night, I called Rochelle in a state.
"She told me to come to hers and I stayed with her for two weeks, not drinking, and eating properly. It made me realise I had to stop."