Kerry Katona once took cocaine straight after an overdose

Kerry has lost a lot of weight in recent weeks
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Kerry Katona has candidly opened up about her past drug addiction, revealing that she "took another line of cocaine" immediately after overdosing.

The 43 year old telly favourite - who is now sober for 15 years - recently underwent surgery on her nostrils to repair the damage caused by her previous drug misuse.

The ex-Atomic Kitten star spoke openly about the extent of her struggle during a chat with ITV's Good Morning Britain, as she confessed: "I actually OD'd at one point and got back up and took another line of cocaine straight away."

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She described cocaine as her "best friend", believing it provided the support she needed, despite not taking it "every day", she admitted once she started, she couldn't "stop".

She added: "I think cocaine became my crutch, it was my best friend, it gave the support I needed, when I needed it.

"I didn't do it everyday, I was more of a binger - once I started I couldn't stop.

"And then I could go months without it. It just became my best friend because everyone was using me really."

She revealed that her mum was the first person to introduce her to drugs when she was just 14, prior to finding fame with Atomic Kitten.

During the television segment, she said: "I started drugs when I was 14, before I was famous. My first drug I took was with my mum.

"I adore my mum and I love my mum, but we've had our ups and downs and my mum wasn't really a mum.

"She told me it was sherbet and it was speed and I thought that was normal! ".

Despite their rocky history, Kerry expressed that she doesn't harbour resentment or regret over their shared experiences.

She went on to add: "I have to accept people for who they are. My mum is drug free.

"But for a very long time I lived in a pity party, saying 'poor me, the world owes me, it's everyone's fault but mine'.

"But I have to hold my hands up and take responsibility, let it go otherwise it's like being in a rocking chair going back and forth."

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