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Billie Piper reveals Kylie Minogue's fiancé once literally saved her life

It sounds like the Rare Beasts star was lucky he was there! 

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Emmy Griffiths
Emmy GriffithsTV & Film Editor
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Billie Piper has opened up about an incident back in 2000 where she passed out in a Covent Garden club, and revealed that Kylie Minogue's fiancé, Paul Solomons, was her "hero" that evening after carrying her out of the venue. 

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Chatting to Elle UK, the Rare Beasts actress explained: "It was 2000 when I passed out in a Covent Garden club – ‘foaming at the mouth’, apparently, but I have no reason to believe that.

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"My PR rang through to my hospital bed to fill in some blanks – I’d been carried out of the club by a man, apparently. A hero or a pest? I wondered. It’s always hard to tell. (Later, I’d find out his name is Paul, like my dad. He’s Welsh, works at GQ and will, in time, become a dear friend, a blinding success and Kylie Minogue’s fiancé. Hero, not pest. Kylie knows)." 

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Paul helped Billie out 

She continued to explain that her "dramatic turn" was "a result of days of Diet Cokes and Marlboro Lights fuelling a very active eating disorder, cystitis that crept up my back and into my kidneys, a goblet of sweet white wine and a mind and body dissociation that I feared for the very first time".

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Billie opened up about the incident to Elle 

The star added that she went to see a therapist just once after the incident, joking: "I took immediate offence when the therapist asked me if my not eating was because I wanted to be a boy. Ridiculous, I thought. I left. I think about that comment a lot. Maybe I did want to be a boy. Maybe we all did on some level. Or maybe she was [expletive] at her job. In any case, that was the end of therapy for me. Until I was 34.’" 

The March issue of ELLE UK is on sale from 4 February 2021.

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