SAS Australia's Ant Middleton reveals the horrific moment that made him decide to quit drinking

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By Ali Daher For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 07:48 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 08:37 EDT, 1 November 2023

He's nan epitome of toughness connected screen, but now hard-edged SAS Australia DS Chief Inspector Ant Middleton has bared his psyche successful a candid caller interview.

Speaking connected The Matt Haycox Show podcast this week, Ant, 43,  delved into individual tales ranging from his subject days, a stint successful prison, to nan emotionally charged infinitesimal he past cried.

A poignant revelation was nan harrowing incident that made him reconsider his narration pinch alcohol.

Elucidating connected nan military's pervasive drinking culture, Ant shared nan heart-stopping infinitesimal he decided to discontinue nan booze.

Recalling a peculiarly acheronian day, he said, 'There was 1 infinitesimal erstwhile I was astatine a ceremonial burying a friend that had died. I was that drunk I was asking wherever he was.'

SAS Australia DS Chief Inspector Ant Middleton bared his psyche successful a candid caller interview

Speaking connected The Matt Haycox Show podcast, Ant, 43, delved into individual tales ranging from his subject days, a stint successful prison, to nan emotionally charged infinitesimal he past cried

'I didn't moreover realise that I was astatine his funeral. That infinitesimal was specified a reality cheque that nan intoxicant had started to return complaint here,' he added.

'So that's erstwhile I knew from past connected I had to trim backmost connected alcohol.'

Not only did he candidly talk his individual struggles, but he besides paid tribute to his unwavering pillar of strength, his woman Emilie.

Celebrating astir 2 decades of marital bliss, he acknowledged her relentless support during nan astir turbulent periods of his life.

Elucidating connected nan military's pervasive drinking culture, Ant shared nan heart-stopping infinitesimal he decided to trim backmost connected booze

Recalling a peculiarly acheronian day, he said, 'There was 1 infinitesimal erstwhile I was astatine a ceremonial burying a friend that had died. I was that drunk I was asking wherever he was 

Drawing nan curtain further connected his individual life, Ant elaborate a rubbing infinitesimal from 2022, whilst tackling nan world's 2nd highest peak, K2.

Amidst nan treacherous ascent, an brushwood pinch a chap climber led to an overwhelming outpour of emotion.

'I was astir apt halfway up and it's truthful steep... She looked astatine maine and said "it's beautiful up there, and you're almost there". She looked astatine my tummy and publication their [his family's] names retired perfectly. She said "they'll beryllium highly proud of you erstwhile you guidelines connected that summit",' Middleton reminisced.

'She didn't person to extremity and opportunity that, but I was an affectional wreck. I conscionable sunk onto my knees for a 2nd and started crying... That was nan past clip I shed a tear.'

Not only did he candidly talk his individual struggles, but he besides paid tribute to his unwavering pillar of strength, his woman Emilie. Both pictured

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