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Kerry Katona reveals why she was “crying for three days” last week

The star opened up about her mental health issues on This Morning

Kerry Katona appeared on This Morning on Tuesday to open up about her mental health struggles.

The star, who was diagnosed with bipolar in 2005, revealed she “cried constantly for two or three days” last week as she continues to battle the mental illness.

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Speaking to hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford the 36-year-old admitted: “Only last week I had two or three days constant crying, I didn’t eat.

“I was upset, and for what reason I don’t know, I just felt really irritated.”

Ruth then asked: “Is that with your bipolar condition?”

To which Kerry replied: “Yeah. I didn’t train, I didn’t exercise.

“And this might sound so silly to people who don’t have mental health issues but it was raining and it deepened my mood.”

The mum-of-five also spoke about her infamous interview on the show eight years ago which showed her slurring her words leading to accusations she had taken drugs before speaking to Phillip Schofield and then co-host Fern Britton.

She said: “It was eight years ago I was on the famous couch, [the] infamous interview of me slurring.

“That was due to medication, pure medication.”

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The former Atomic Kitten singer added: “Even now I have episodes where I talk a million miles an hour. I’m still on medication and I’m not ashamed to admit that.”

Kerry then went on to reveal her 15-year-old daughter, Molly, was targeted by online trolls.

Ruth said: “Molly was trolled herself wasn’t she?”

Kerry revealed: “Yeah she was. Even now to this day there are still people who will say horrible nasty things but Molly has learnt to take it on the chin.”

Viewers of the show were quick to praise the star for opening up about her personal issues.

One wrote on Twitter: “Absolutely love kerry katona. The way she’s so open about mental health is just fantastic #ThisMorning.

“What a woman. Well said Kerry, stop the stigma! #ThisMorning LOVE YOU,” said another.

A third agreed: “What Kerry Katona is saying is amazing. What she’s saying needs to be put places for everybody to see. #ThisMorning.”