Kerry Katona has claimed there’s a double normal within the leisure trade, suggesting she has been handled in a different way to Ant McPartlin.
The actuality TV star, 42, has been open about her drug habit and psychological well being battles prior to now, however says she has been unable to maneuver on from her previous struggles.
Speaking to Greatest Hits Radio host Jackie Brambles to advertise her new memoir, Kerry mentioned that her upbringing on a council property and the truth that she is a girl and a mom has tainted her post-addiction picture.
Speaking out: Kerry Katona has claimed there’s a double normal within the leisure trade, suggesting she has been handled in a different way to Ant McPartlin
‘You put your self in a bracket and a field. Because I’m from a council property and a sure form of upbringing you might be judged massively completely different, and the very fact I’m a girl and a mom,’ she defined.
She went on to match herself to Ant McPartlin, who in 2017 and 2018 hung out in rehab after melancholy led to an habit to pharmaceuticals together with alcohol and substance abuse issues.
Months after his second rehab stint Ant returned to work presenting his hit ITV present Britain’s Got Talent.
‘I applaud Ant McPartlin’s recovery… Ant had his own points, when he crashed his automotive [in 2018] it was an enormous, large story but eight months later he is profitable awards and it is all forgotten about’.
Popular: In 2017 and 2018 ITV star Ant hung out in rehab after melancholy led to an habit to pharmaceuticals together with alcohol and substance abuse issues
‘How a few years later and we’re nonetheless speaking about it with me as a result of I’m a girl and since I’m a mom and since I did not go to Sylvia Young Theatre School, you might be put in a field.
‘I really feel like I’ve been a beacon for lots of people within the trade, I’ve bought the beating for lots of people however that’s how ladies on this trade get handled.’
The Atomic Kitten star has been very open with her previous issues with drug use prior to now, with Kerry being clear for over 10 years.
Still talked about: In 2008 Kerry made a troubling look on This Morning, slurring her manner via an interview which led to a lot concern for her well-being
Opening up about her previous substance abuse in 2019, she advised The Mirror: ‘It wasn’t a lot that I used to be an addict, extra that I binged. It bought to the purpose I used to be so lonely, so empty. Cocaine was my greatest pal. It was all the time there for me once I was down.
‘When I used to be feeling nugatory it gave me that self love and confidence. But it turned out to be a liar.
‘I’m not tempted to go down that route any extra. I do not even drink at dwelling – I’ve bought to do the varsity run.’
In 2008 she made a troubling look on This Morning, slurring her manner via an interview which led to a lot concern for her well-being.
It was finally revealed that she was struggling side-effects of her bipolar medication, and that she was battling an habit to medicine – regardless of her insisting in the course of the dwell interview that she was ‘completely superb’.
Speaking out on the incident to boost consciousness on World Bipolar Day earlier this year, the singer mentioned ‘it was my bipolar treatment however individuals simply assumed I used to be off my head on drink or medicine.’
Honest: ‘Because I’m a girl and since I’m a mom and since I did not go to Sylvia Young Theatre School, you might be put in a field,’ Kerry mentioned
‘Even after I defined I had an sickness no person thought to ask me about it or concerning the treatment I used to be on which was making me that manner.
‘I didn’t have a clue what bipolar was. I assumed I used to be going mad.’
Revealing her battle with psychological sick well being to Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster, Kerry, 41, mentioned she was now dwelling treatment free however nonetheless suffers manic episodes which may final for weeks.
She advised how she was prescribed antidepressants on the age of 17 and was taking illicit medicine as properly throughout her time with Atomic Kitten.
‘From the age of 17, I used to be placed on many antidepressants, particularly from the time of becoming a member of Atomic Kitten,’ she mentioned.
‘And I used to be doing medicine as everyone is aware of, and I went into the Priory and my physician, my psychiatrist, recognized me with bipolar and it turned out to be fairly a standard factor with lots of people with psychological well being [issues], individuals who turned to medicine.
Fame recreation: Kerry rose to fame as a member of pop group Atomic Kitten alongside Natasha Hamilton (proper) and Liz McClarnon (centre) (Atomic Kitten pictured in 1999)