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Kerry Katona has said she "literally died" after a cocaine overdose caused her to stop breathing.
The 40-year-old mother-of-five was reflecting on some of the hardest moments of her life as she discussed her appearance on gruelling survival show Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.
Katona revealed in her New magazine column: "The amount of coke I was once doing, I literally died.
"I remember coming back [from unconsciousness] with these beautiful figures around me and I felt so much love – that happened to me twice.
"I’d stopped breathing, so I know I have angels looking out for me.
"You can knock me down but you can’t keep me down."
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But Katona – who has previously revealed she introduced to drugs as a child by her mother Sue – said the military training did not come close to the hardships she had overcome.
She said: "My earliest memory is watching my mum slit her wrists. I was three. She was manic-depressive and self-harmed until I was 15... That's just the way my life is.
"Everything I've been through, I don't regret one thing – not the drugs, the marriages, the bankruptcy. It's all put me where I am today."
And she also revealed that being shouted at on Celebrity SAS triggered flashbacks to being abused by her ex-husband George Kay, who died in 2019.
Katona said: "It triggered memories of George. The worst thing he did was spit in my face. I got to the point where I would rather take a beating than have him spit in my face."
Also taking part in the upcoming series are reality TV star Vicky Pattison, former Loose Women panellist Saira Khan, X Factor contestant Jake Quickenden, ex Love Islander Wes Nelson, footballer Kieron Dyer, Welsh Paralympic athlete Aled Davies and BMX champion Shanaze Reade.
The show's second episode airs on Channel 4 on Sunday 5 September at 9pm.
Watch: Kerry Katona reveals making Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins was like therapy