Matthew Wright has revealed that he has been recognized with post-traumatic stress dysfunction (PTSD).

The TV and radio presenter left his long-running Channel 5 present, The Wright Stuff, in June after eighteen years, with the present being rebranded for brand spanking new host Jeremy Vine.

Now, Wright has revealed that his determination to give up the present was over fears for his psychological well being after he started to endure from sleepless nights.

Chatting with The Solar, the 53-year-old defined how he sought assist from a physician after continuously waking up in the course of the evening and feeling “jet-lagged” within the day.

“I assumed possibly it’s simply because I’m used to waking up early within the morning, however the physician mentioned ‘no, it’s a signal of post-traumatic stress’,” he mentioned.

“I feel if I hadn’t acquired out, or left after I did, I don’t know what sort of state I’d be in in the present day.

“If I had carried on I do assume it will have impacted me and my household.”

The TV presenter additionally spoke overtly in regards to the setbacks he confronted throughout his time on the present together with the collapse of his first marriage and the dying of his nephew.

Nevertheless, he mentioned that presenting his day by day morning present had been “fairly therapeutic” because it was higher than “sitting at residence feeling overwhelmed by issues”.

Based on Wright that every one modified when his present was taken over by ITN in 2017, which he claimed had problem “assembly the requirements he was used to”.

“That put hundreds extra strain on me and it began to impression my psychological well being,” he mentioned. 

“I’m nonetheless struggling to a point the implications of that.”

The broadcaster is in search of assist for his analysis and has been instructed that his signs will fade with time. 

Put up-traumatic stress dysfunction is an nervousness dysfunction brought on by very worrying, scary or distressing occasions.

Signs can embody flashbacks or nightmares, emotional numbing, sleeping issues, indignant outbursts and different psychological well being issues resembling melancholy. Yow will discover extra info on the situation right here. 

In case you are struggling along with your psychological well being and wish to communicate to somebody about how you are feeling, you possibly can contact the Samaritans by calling them totally free on 116 123, electronic mail or go to to seek out particulars of your nearest department.

The Impartial has contacted Channel 5 for remark. 

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