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Alan Carr's husband Paul Drayton needs life-saving surgery before Christmas

Alan Carr's husband Paul Drayton will have to have holes drilled into his skull as part of a life-saving operation before Christmas.

The “Chatty Man” presenter's partner revealed that he will be “offline for a while” after the emergency surgery and spoke about the procedure.

Paul, 50, said on social media: “I have a chronic subdural hematoma. They need to drill two small holes to drain it. Hopefully in the next few days.”

He added: “I won't be here for a while but I will be reading all your messages as they bring me comfort and peace,” before thanking his followers for their “messages and love.”

The problem was discovered after Paul made an appointment with his doctor following a fall from a horse and his head did not feel “right.”

This upcoming trial comes after he pleaded guilty to drink-driving at Brighton Magistrates Court in November.

The judge called it a “miracle” that no one was killed in the incident. The verdict is still pending and is expected in the new year.

In August, Alan said he tried to get his husband Paul the “help he needs” after he started drinking again.

At the time, the comedian said his other half was “losing his mind” while Alan was filming in Wales, but the Chatty Man presenter worked with Paul to help him.

He said: “While I was on location filming over the last few weeks, Paul relapsed and started drinking again.

“When I came home from Wales, Paul was covered in scratches and bruises from a drinking binge.

“We are now working together to get him the help he needs to get well again and that is our top priority right now.”

Alan had previously admitted that Paul had been tempted to start drinking again due to the coronavirus lockdown, but he was “proud” of him for staying sober.

He said: “It's been tough for Paul during lockdown. He said, 'Oh, should we get a bottle?' and I said, 'No, we're not getting any rosé.' He's been so well behaved and I'm so proud of him.”