updated 12/15/2010 AT 7:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/15/2010 AT 8:45 PM ET
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.”