Kerry Katona has opened up about her past struggles with addiction, reliving the moment her mum gave her drugs at the age of just 14.
The former Atomic Kitten star chatted openly about her issues when she was invited to open a new rehab facility in Gloucestershire on Thursday evening, admitting it was ‘normal’ for her to take speed as a young teen.
Speaking to the audience, Kerry said: “I know my mum’s watching. I’m very proud of my mum and who she is today but my addition started back when I was 14.
“I was in a foster home and I was only allowed to see my mum via supervised visits. I’m the only child.
“I went down to the pub on a Sunday, as one does from being up North, and I remember my mum going to the pub, she was with a woman at the time. My mum became a brief lesbian.
“And I walked into the toilet, I was 14, and she had this bag of white powder.
The singer added: “I said, ‘Mum, what’s that?’ She said, ‘It’s sherbet,’” before acting out her mum dipping a finger in the bag and putting it into her mouth.
Continuing the shocking story, Kerry said: “I went home to my foster parents and I must have been awake for 24 hours… it was speed
“For me that was normality. Every weekend we’d go out… and this is not me blaming my mum or me saying, ‘My mum’s a bad mum.’
“My mum did not know any different. Nor did I and, as I got older and older, it went from doing speed and then I met a boy and he introduced me to cocaine, I must have been about 15, 16.
“I was a really, really good kid but when I became an adult it just kind of went downhill from there, really.”
Mum-of-five Kerry also revealed that her heartbreaking split from first husband Brian McFadden back in 2004 made her drug problem ‘spiral out of control’ once more as she ‘didn’t grieve for her marriage’.
Luckily, the telly star has now completely turned her life around and said that neither her or her mum Sue take drugs anymore.
And just one look at the telly star’s Instagram page and it’s clear to see she’s in a much better place, regularly posting snaps of her incredible two stone weight loss.
Good work, Kerry!