‘s has spoken candidly about how medics feared she could die at the height of her ketamine addiction.
She revealed that she was hospitalised three times in one month amid her drug struggles with medics even fearing for her life.
The Vivienne, whose stage name is inspired by late designer , said ketamine was her ‘breakfast, lunch and dinner’ at the height of her addiction.
She told : ‘I could have three bags of it just putting my face on, I did it on and off for four years, I was getting evicted from apartments, I had no money.’
Addiction: Dancing On Ice’s The Vivienne has spoken candidly about how medics feared she could die amid her ketamine addiction
Struggles: The Welsh drag queen, 30, decided to move to Gran Canaria six years ago to ‘sort herself out’ after getting addicted to drugs while working in Liverpool’s club scene
The performer, who is set to skate in the Dancing On Ice final on Sunday, said it was moving to Gran Canaria in 2017 and meeting her now-husband David Ludford that changed her life.
When she won RuPaul’s Drag Race UK in 2019, The Vivienne – whose name is James Lee Williams off the stage – said she had been sober for two years.
Kevin Kirby, manager of Liverpool’s Superstar Boudoir – where The Vivienne was a DJ, said he was aware of her addiction struggles and that he was sad when she moved abroad but she told him she wanted to ‘sort herself out’.
He told the publication: ‘She had to leave the scene at the time when she did otherwise she wouldn’t have been where she is now.
‘She took a massive pay cut to go over there, was able to sort herself out and there’s been no stopping her since.’
After touching down in Gran Canaria, The Vivienne started working as Sparkles Show Bar in Las Palmas and quickly became one of the venue’s top drag queens.
Show team manager Tony Oliver described The Vivienne as ‘fabulous’ and said she was ‘born to be on the stage’, gushing that he is ‘so proud’ of her.
While working at Sparkles, where she also did a comedy act doing impressions, The Vivienne met her now-husband David.
Recovery: The performer, who is set to skate in the Dancing On Ice final, said moving to Gran Canaria in 2017 and meeting her now-husband David Ludford (pictured) changed her life