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addiction Kerry Katona reveals she would ‘love’ to return to rehab

The former pop star struggled with cocaine addiction


Kerry Katona (Hollie Adams/PA)

Kerry Katona (Hollie Adams/PA)

Kerry Katona (Hollie Adams/PA)

Kerry Katona has revealed that she would “love” to return to rehab.

The 41-year-old former pop singer said she previously moved 400 miles away from home and cut people out of her life in a bid to get better.

The mum of five checked herself into rehab in 2008 and 2010 to help her deal with addiction and her mental health. In 2005 she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

“I would love to go back to rehab as, for me, it was about reconnecting with my values. I was learning every day,” she said.

“You’re reading new books, connecting with new people, and constantly trying to be better.”


Kerry Katona

Kerry Katona

Kerry Katona

Katona was discussing Love Island star Jack Fincham in her OK! Magazine column when she confessed she’d like to return to a rehabilitation centre.

The former Love Island winner admitted he was struggling with addiction earlier this year.

Taking to Instagram in August, Fincham opened up to his followers.

“To touch on what's going on, I'm really struggling. Really struggling with anxiety and depression, addiction and I've made some good steps today to get help."

“I can't do it on my own. In this fame industry it's hard, it's so cut throat. One minute people like you and one minute they don't,” he said.

Jack revealed that he has had a lot of fake friends come and go, and felt left out in the cold when people who said would be there, weren’t there for him.

“I'm not going to feel sorry for myself, I've got my own responsibilities. I want to be a kind, nice person and I try my best.”

Kerry’s comments come as it was reported that Jack was filmed seemingly inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas’ on a night out.

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Jack Fincham (Ian West/PA)

Jack Fincham (Ian West/PA)

Jack Fincham (Ian West/PA)

“Jack Fincham was very open about his addiction before being accused of inhaling laughing gas,” Kerry said.

“I don’t know Jack but he shouldn’t put himself in scenarios and situations where he’s tempted if he’s still struggling.”

“You don’t just go into rehab for a month and go straight back to your old life - you have to really reevaluate things,” she added.

“It’s a great step to seek help from a facility, but you’re in recovery for the rest of your life.”

Kerry, who struggled with a cocaine addiction said that drugs were her only friend during dark times.

“It wasn’t that I was addicted to cocaine, I was just so lost and so lonely that it was my only friend. It was all I had at the time and I wanted to die. I’m so lucky to be alive.”

In July, Jack Fincham appeared in court in July on two charges of drug driving after being accused of driving while high on cocaine.

The 29-year-old was stopped by police in January 2021 and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

He pleaded not guilty to both counts, and was released on unconditional bail..

His defence solicitor told the court that his client denied taking cocaine, and claimed that the test results may be invalid because it took almost five months for analysis to be done on the blood sample.

Jack’s trial was set for December 9th where his case will be heard by a district judge.

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