Peter Andre has admitted that seeing Alex Reid pictured with his children, has caused him to suffer a number of severe panic attacks.
In his column for NEW magazine, Peter said:
“It happened about three months ago and it’s all a bit of a blur. I woke up in the middle of the night with a really bad headache and I was hyperventilating.
“Having suffered from regular panic attacks years ago, I knew that’s what was happening, so I got up with the intention of getting my brother Mike. I felt so anxious that I wanted him to take me to hospital, but I didn’t make it out of my bedroom and all I remember is hearing a bang.”
He added: “The next thing I knew, I woke up on the floor. I lay there for about half an hour in a daze and then I noticed there was a line of blood trickling down the wall of my bedroom – where I’d hit my head after losing consciousness.
“I stumbled into the bathroom and when I looked in the mirror, I saw that my whole face was covered in blood.”
On the whole experience Peter said:
“It was all really horrible and anyone who has ever suffered from a panic attack or had a blackout will know that it is a really scary experience.
“I honestly haven’t had anything happen like this for years, but it occurred on the same day that I saw the first pictures of Alex Reid with my children and it really set me back.
“I found it unbelievably hard to see another man with Junior and Princess, and that was probably the lowest I’ve felt throughout the whole split. It’s any father’s nightmare to see pictures like that and I went to bed feeling not only heartbroken but also massively anxious, which obviously brought on the attack.
“I’ve always said that the only things that get to me are anything to do with the children and it’s the truth.”
“The good news is that I haven’t had anything like that since and I won’t let anything get to me like that again.”