Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Fatboy Slim in rehab

DJ Norman Cook has checked himself into rehab to battle an alcohol addiction, his manager has confirmed.

The big beat DJ, who goes by the moniker of Fatboy Slim, admitted himself to a specialist facility on Monday.

Garry Blackburn, the Praise You star’s manager, said: “Norman is voluntarily seeking help for his alcohol problem but he’s in good shape.”

Cook (45), is married to Radio 1 DJ Zoe Ball and they have a seven-year-old son, Woody.

Mr Blackburn said Cook has the full support of his wife and the rest of his family.

In the past, the DJ, who in 2007 won an Ivor Novello award, has never made a secret of liking a drink.

He once said: “Sometimes it feels a little undignified but I never seem to get tired of getting drunk. I’ve tried going on stage sober and it wasn’t much fun. There’s a certain bravado involved in what I do.

“It takes a lot of alcohol to stop me thinking ‘What are you doing whirling that towel above your head?”’

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