Kerry Katona breaks down in tears as she makes heartbreaking revelation about her mother
Published 26/10/2016 | 09:02
Kerry Katona has broken down in tears as she made a heartbreaking revelation about helping her mother attempt to take her own life when she was a teenager.
The former Atomic Kitten singer confessed that she forced her mother to take a lethal cocktail of pills after previous attempts to take her own life had failed.
The 36-year-old broke down on the Channel 5 documentary, In Therapy, as she recalled her traumatic past.
"I got all her medicines out and said, 'Go on, take them, you're selfish,'" she said.
As a teenager, Kerry watched her mother - who survived the overdose - spiral out of control due to her addiction to illegal drugs. She hit rock bottom when a former boyfriend died.
She said: "When I was 15, my mum had lost her boyfriend and she wanted to die.
"I made her take all the pills, then I rang for an ambulance and told her I'd pick her up after school, after I'd done my GCSEs."
Kerry had a troubled relationship with her mother in her youth. She was put into care aged 13 after Sue was hospitalised for depression and then ended up homeless. They fell out again in 2006 after her mother sold a story about her daughter's drug problems to the Sun.
However, the pair are now closer than ever and Kerry said she is hoping to learn from her mother's troubled past.
In the documentary, Kerry explained that she had her children's names - Heidi, Lilly-Sue, Molly, Maxwell and Dylan - inked on her wrists to prevent her from attempting to self-harm.
"My mum used to slit her wrists ands the last time she did it was when I was 15 with a Stanley knife," she said.
"If it's hereditary I'd have to be one selfish person to cut through my kids' names, so that's why they're there," she explained.
"I'm so proud of how my kids turned out and that's down to me."
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