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Kerry Katona quits booze to “conquer” her mental health

She wants to "conquer" her mental health

Kerry Katona has revealed she’s quit drinking alcohol this year.

The 38-year-old star – who has children Molly, 17, and Lilly-Sue, 15, with first husband Brian McFadden, as well as Heidi, 11, and Max, 10, with second spouse Mark Croft, and Dylan-Jorge, four, with third husband George Kay – suffers from bipolar disorder.

But she’s determined to “conquer” her mental health issues this year by focusing on the positives in her life and thinks giving up alcohol will help her.

Kerry Katona, Paul Strank Charitable Trust Annual Gala 2018
Kerry said she’s quitting booze (Credit: Brett D. Cove /

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She said to Closer magazine: “I want to conquer my mental health issues. I’ve given up alcohol for 2019, which will help, I think. It’s not going to be easy but that’s what I’m aiming for.”

The former Atomic Kitten singer admitted the festive period, and subsequent return to a day-to-day routine, has been tough for her to cope with.

She explained: “With bipolar, you have the highest highs but also the lowest lows. I did panto over Christmas, where I was constantly busy, but now it’s back to reality – back to washing, ironing, school runs, cleaning.

Kerry Katona on Instagram
Kerry said she wants to “conquer” her mental health issues this year (Credit: Instagram @kerrykatona7)

“For someone with mental health issues, it’s a lot to adjust to and it’s tough. It’s either a high or low – there’s no in between with me.”

But Kerry – who has seen her weight fluctuate over the years – thinks there’s nothing that combats the mood disorder better than exercise.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Kerry joked that she would consider having another child if it meant her landing a show of her own.

The mother-of-five told New! Magazine: “Spencer and Vogue, Jack and Dani – everyone on the planet seems to have a reality show and I’m jealous!

Kerry with her daughters Molly and Lilly-Sue (Credit: FameFlynet)

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“What could be better than a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a middle-aged woman who’s scared of growing old, has addiction problems, has suffered psychotic breakdowns and has five kids by three men? It would be a smash hit!

“What have I got to do to get another TV show? Pop another kid out?”

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