‘I’ve put enough shame on my children’: Kerry Katona credits her kids with keeping her clean as she says she doesn’t want to die from an overdose like ex-husband George Kay
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Kerry Katona has credited her children with keeping her clean from drugs, as she expressed her fears of dying from an overdose like her late ex-husband George Kay.
The Atomic Kitten star, 39, spoke out about her addiction issues in a revealing video shared on her YouTube channel.
The singer, who has been sober for 12 years, has five children, sharing Dylan-Jorge, six, with former rugby league star George who died in 2019.
Honest: Kerry Katona says she doesn’t want to die of a drug overdose like her late ex-husband George Kay for the sake of her childrenRevealing: The Atomic Kitten star, 39, spoke out about her addiction issues in a video shared on her YouTube channel
She said: ‘The fact that my baby girl lost her daddy, can you imagine if I did coke again and ended up dying.
‘The shame I would put on my children, now that is something I could never live with because I’ve put enough shame on my children as it is.’
She added: ‘George died of a drug overdose which I always knew was inevitable and as much as I tried to help him, you can’t help somebody who doesn’t want the help.’
Tragic: The singer, who has been sober for 12 years, has five children, sharing one with former rugby league star George who died in 2019
Revealing: The Atomic Kitten star, 39, spoke out about her addiction issues in a video shared on her YouTube channel
The reality star also opened up about her own battles with cocaine, which saw her ending up in rehab.
Kerry admitted: ‘It’s been 12 years and I still get the urge. I wasn’t an addict, I was a binger. I would get a bag of coke and that first line, I’d want to chase it.
‘You’re always chasing that first line and it’s never as good. I never knew when to stop.
‘My body went into shutdown and I’d have an epileptic fit. I’m so lucky, someone was looking over me. I had about four fits and I thought, you’re going to end up dead here, I was destroying myself purposely, I was self-harming.’
The I’m A Celebrity star said cocaine became her ‘best friend’ because it gave her ‘courage’ and ‘confidence’.
She revealed: ‘I still get urges, the weather affects me. I’ve made myself believe I’m allergic to it. I get such bad anxiety, I’ve made myself believe if I touch it again, I’m going to die.
‘I thought people who didn’t do coke were snobs. That’s how normal it was for me.’
The star also discussed her experience of rehab in 2005 which failed to change her habits.
She said: ‘I loved rehab and I didn’t want to leave, I got so scared about leaving and getting put back into society. It didn’t work, six weeks later, I went out and was straight back on it.’
Struggles: The I’m A Celebrity star said cocaine became her ‘best friend’ because it gave her ‘courage’ and ‘confidence’
IT comes after the TV star took to Instagram back in May to announce she was joining X-rated site OnlyFans.
Sharing a racy snap of herself wearing black sheer underwear, Kerry penned: ‘Finally got round to signing up to @onlyfansofficial! Looking forward to getting started link in bio.’
The former Atomic Kitten star is charging $24.99 (£20) a month for her content and already has 493 likes. She has shared 22 photos and 12 posts so far.
Kerry and her new beau Ryan Mahoney have been happily loved up after rekindling their romance in 2018.
She previously branded the hunk a ‘godsend’ in her column for new! magazine as he supported her following the death of her ex-husband George in July last year.
Kerry shares children Molly, 18, and Lilly-Sue, 17, with Westlife star ex-husband Brian McFadden.
The singer also has Heidi, 13, and Maxwell, 12, with ex-husband Mark Croft and Dylan-Jorge, six, with late ex-husband George.
If you have been affected by this story, please call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org
For help and information on drug addiction visit talktofrank.com
Parent: Kerry is mum to daughters Molly, 18, and Lilly-Sue, 17, along with Heidi, 13, and Maxwell, 12 and Dylan-Jorge, six (youngest three pictured about with Kerry and Ryan)
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