Johnny Vegas has been diagnosed with ADHD.

Johnny Vegas diagnosed with ADHD

Johnny Vegas diagnosed with ADHD

The 'Romantic Getaway' star admitted he is in the "early stages" of working through medication, after he was diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) "just before Christmas".

Johnny, 52, told 'BBC Breakfast': "It was always kicked around as a notion. I'm very careful about things like this and discussing it, but, no ... I was diagnosed just before Christmas.

"Eventually, I bit the bullet and went in. I've had friends who have been diagnosed.

"I'm in the very early stages of working through meds and things like that.

"It just answers a lot of questions about behavioural issues."

The former 'Benidorm' star admitted the diagnosis has helped to make "a lot of things make sense".

Asked what difference the diagnosis has made to Johnny, he replied: "I think it's just a lot of things make sense.

"That sense of disorganisation and doing basic tasks. Very simple things can become very time consuming.

"I suppose it's how your brain organises itself. I always knew I was disorganised, but that was the kind of joke that, 'I am as they made me.'

"It helps make sense of a lot of things at school.

"But I'm only just on the verge of learning about it.

"It was more a discussion of, 'You've probably got something,' so it is very different to saying, 'No, you have.' "

Johnny's comments come just days after former 'Great British Bake Off' co-host Sue Perkins revealed she has been diagnosed with ADHD.

Sue revealed the news on Twitter when replying to Gomez guitarist Tom Gray, who admitted he is "creeping towards" such a diagnosis.

He tweeted: "I’m creeping towards an ADHD diagnosis. Strongly advised to do it to help me but more likely help people who have relationships with me.

Never realised before how object permanence is such a problem for me.

Staying in touch rarely if ever occurs to me.

I can only apologise. x (sic)"

Sue replied: "I have fully crept. Once I had the diagnosis, suddenly everything made sense - to me and those who love me. Wishing you well on the journey, Tom x (sic)"

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