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Coro star’s cocaine hell

Coronation Street”s Craig Charles has revealed how his crack cocaine habit almost drove him to suicide. The former Red Dwarf' star admitted he has now been clean for ten months and has since completed rehab and returned to Coronation Street’. Craig was forced to seek help by Coro bosses after his addiction was exposed by a cab driver, who had filmed him smoking crack in his taxi. “I had a complete mental breakdown when I was in rehab. I thought I had lost everything – Jackie (his wife), the kids, my job and all my self-respect. I’m just happy to be alive now. It’s a miracle I’ve made it.” [11 April 2007]

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