David Arquette: 'I've Been Drinking A Lot'

12/15/2010 at 08:45 PM EST

David Arquette: 'I've Been Drinking A Lot'
Courteney Cox and David Arquette
Jordan Strauss/WireImage
David Arquette is heartbroken and has been using alcohol as a way of coping with the trauma of his recent separation from Courteney Cox, he said Wednesday.

During the long on-air chat with Howard Stern on his radio show Wednesday, Arquette, 39, said that his psychologist, whom he sees once a week, believes he's having a "nervous breakdown."

"I've been drinking a lot," said Arquette. "[But I don't] want to go into all that, because it's really a personal, traumatic thing."

"Everybody's worried and concerned about me," he added. "When I drink, I become a maniac."

Arquette said his alcohol use had gotten out of hand so he's "definitely not drinking for a long time."

Of his split from Cox, 46, Arquette said, "This is the hardest thing anyone has to go through … You wake up and the reality hits you."

He added: "[Courteney] said she doesn't want to be my mother. I kind of need a mother right now. I need a girl to come bring me some soup and make sure I'm all right. I like that, and I take care of my ladies, too."

PHOTOS: Best of 2010 Shocking moments, amazing weddings and fashion favorites!

See what other readers have to say about this story – or leave a comment of your own

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters