KERRY KATONA AND DANNIELLA WESTBROOK TALK ABOUT THEIR DRUG ADDICTION
In her most candid interview ever, Danniella Westbrook opened up about her drug addiction relapses in the past four year and being sectioned as she tried to take her own life.
Appearing alongside friend Kerry Katona, who reached out to support Danniella as she takes steps to remain sober, the ex-EastEnders actress spoke candidly about her struggles.
The friends sat down together to discuss their drug addictions and mental health issues, with Daniella telling Kerry: 'Everyone thinks my lowest point was when I got seen with a hole in my nose but my lowest point has been the last four years and not having my daughter in my life, not having certain things in my life. I haven’t dealt with it the right way, I haven’t dealt with it the adult way. I have just used.'
'All I’ve done is used. I put myself into hospital two years ago, I said to them, "I have taken copious amounts of coke, every medicine in the house, drunk alcohol; this, that and the other. And I am still waking up - why? Please section me, I am trying to kill myself".'
'And they sectioned me. I wanted to die. And I thought what could be the thing that could kill me fast enough that won’t give my kids a lot of shame. And it will be an overdose and it will be because everyone will say, "I told you so because she was a coke head." And my kids know that. I wrote letters to my kids; I’ve got suicide notes from back then and the reason I said is "so you can have a better life".'
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ROBBIE WILLIAMS, OLLY MURS, BRENDAN COLE AND PADDY MCGUINNESS JOIN LOOSE WOMEN FOR A SOCCER AID SPECIAL!
It was a Loose Women and Men show like none other - Andrea McLean, Nadia Sawalha, Kaye Adams and Ayda Field were joined by Ayda's husband Robbie and his Soccer Aid star pals Olly, Brendan and Paddy.
Olly opened up about his trip to Kenya recently for Soccer Aid where he met a young boy called Vincent who is a similar age to his nephew.
‘To think kids are living in slums and rubbish. It was areally emotional trip,’ Olly revealed.
And there was plenty of dad chat too on the show.
Brendan revealed: ‘I’m struggling more with the second child. I feel like I’m a bad dad because I’m not bonding. He does cry a lot. I find it very different to my daughter.’
DENISE WELCH IS BACK ON LOOSE WOMEN AND OPENS UP ABOUT HER SOBER LIFE
After five years aways from the show, Denise made a welcome return to the panel alongside Kaye Adams, Nadia Sawalha and Stacey Solomon.
And Denise, 60, explained she lives a very different life to the one she had when she was on the show before.
'It is five years in October since I left and six years since I got sober,' she said. 'I got married and I got sober.'
Denise and husband Lincoln Townley, 45, gave up alcohol after they met - fuelled by her fear she’d lose him following a wild night out. She looked back a photo of herself in the studio and revealed it was the last time she'd ever drunk alcohol.
'I woke up sprawled over a car. Lincoln had videoed me,' Denise explained. 'I'd smashed the flat up, and he picked me up from the theatre that night, spoke to me all the way, told me that he loved me... I had complete blackouts.'