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X Factor's Lauren Murray was admitted to psychiatric unit

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X Factor's Lauren Murray was admitted to psychiatric unit

The 'X Factor's Lauren Murray was once admitted to a psychiatric unit following the death of her father.

The talented star, 25, has revealed losing her dad at the age of 11 left her in such a "bad state" that medical professionals had no choice but to section her to treat her mental disorder.

She said: "I've had counselling since I was eight but mum felt things were getting more serious so took me to the doctor who admitted me to hospital when I was 13. I stayed there for six weeks before being moved to a youth psychiatric unit."

Despite losing her dad 14 years ago, his death has left the brunette beauty with permanent scars and she now relies on anti-depressant medication to keep her balanced.

She explained: "I'm actually still on anti-depressants. People are shocked as I'm bubbly but it's something I'll have to deal with my whole life."

Lauren - who is competing on the ITV show under Rita Ora's girls category - is determined to make it as a successful singer for the benefit of her mother Debbie, 48.

Speaking of her mum, who is "borderline schizophrenic," she told OK! Magazine: "I'm doing this for my mum. I wanted to prove to everyone - but especially her - that no matter what happens in your life you can achieve things if you work hard."