DJ supremo Fatboy Slim suffered from panic attacks after he discovered his radio presenter wife Zoe Ball was having an affair with producer DAN PEPPE.

The PRAISE YOU star, whose real name is NORMAN COOK, was devastated when Ball's fling with Peppe was revealed last year (03) and the couple split for four months before deciding to give their marriage another try.

Fatboy explains, "It has been a very difficult and tough year and it's only now I feel ready to talk about it.

"My confidence was destroyed and I became reclusive, living like a hermit and having panic attacks.

"The lowest point was going out and see people pointing at me and feeling sorry for me, saying, 'Poor c**t.' That was difficult."

17/03/2004 02:04