‘The Bachelorette’ spoilers find that Zac Clark has opened up on his struggle to overcome his addiction to painkillers following gallbladder surgery.
‘The Bachelorette’ Spoilers: Zac Clark Had Addiction To Painkillers
When speaking to the Heart of the Matter podcast, he said: “It was in between the time I had gotten married and going to treatment for the first time. I’d had a brain tumour a couple [of] years earlier. That’s when I started really experimenting with the painkillers. And they remained around and, in my life, and then eventually I got hooked in there at some point.
“[I went to] “any lengths for the next high. I’ll never forget, I went to an Eagles game on a Sunday and overdid it, which basically means I did all my drugs. So, I woke up Monday morning with nothing left and I was sick. I had this crazy thought.” Zac then bizarrely revealed how he managed to convince a doctor to give him the medication. He added: “I didn’t know what my plan was. And then I think dehydration or something kicked in and I felt my side.
“I was like, ‘I think I can figure something out here.’ I think I googled whatever symptoms I had to google. I’ll never forget – I probably owe this guy an apology – but the doctor walked in. He’s from my hometown. So, I knew in that moment that I’m good because he’s gonna believe me. I’m going to schmooze him. And sure enough, he was giving me Dilaudid within a half-hour, and I ended up going through with the surgery.”
And the rest was history as the surgery followed. He continued: “Right before [they put me under], the doctor looked at me in the eye, and he goes, ‘You know what we’re doing today, right?’ I said, ‘Yeah, you’re taking my gallbladder out.’ He said, ‘Before I put you under, I just want to make sure you want to go through with this.’ And I was like, ‘Yep.’ And I did it. It was nuts.”
But even with his history, Tayshia Adams still continues to love him, and Zac made sure she knew that. He said: “She’s a total sweetheart. And she was attracted to it because of all the reasons you should be attracted to it. I know who I am. I know what I’m saying. I can show up. All those kinds of things.”
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