Matt Cardle admits himself to Priory clinic

Former X Factor star Matt Cardle has admitted himself into the Priory clinic due to an addiction to prescription drugs, according to metro.co.uk.

The 30-year-old, who won the ITV show back in 2010, is embarking on a month-long stay at the clinic, due to a dependence on both temazepam and Valium.

According to thesun.co.uk, a source close to the star said: "Matt is all over the place at the moment. His last two albums have done well in the charts, but the amount of work he has had to put in has been unreal - and it all started to get too much for him."

They added: "In order to calm himself down he started taking Valium and then temazapam, but things got so bad that he couldn't get up without taking the pills."

Cardle left his record label last year and has apparently struggled to cope with making his last two albums on his own. The star, who is set to embark on a UK tour next April, has yet to comment on the reports.

His first single 'When We Collide' - a Biffy Clyro cover - went straight to the number one spot when it was released shortly after Cardle won the show.