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The Body Coach star Joe Wicks has spoken about his father Gary’s drug addiction, saying that it changed his life and is part of the reason he got into health and fitness.
Wicks, who has previously spoken about his father’s struggle with drugs, spoke to Lauren Laverne for BBC 4’s Desert Island Discs, saying how his father’s heroin addiction stopped him from ever wanting to try drugs, saying, “Because of my dad’s life, I didn’t go near it. I was scared of it and I got into exercise and fitness and so his mistake changed my life.”
The father of two spoke about how he struggled to cope with his father’s addiction as a child, “I have had that anger, and that has completely passed. The antidote to addiction is connection and love. It has allowed me to find peace.”
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