Former Atomic Kitten, Kerry Katona, has spoken out about her recent cocaine use which was reportedly caught on tape. She said her world “came crashing down,” after the footage was released. She claims she is “ashamed” and “sorry” for her actions and what she has put her family through.
Katona is allegedly caught on tape snorting cocaine just 12 days ago.
She said, “I am so sorry and so ashamed of my actions. I know I let everyone down — my fans, my family and people I work with. It was a moment of weakness and stupidity and I regret it terribly.
“No one forced me to do it, I’m a grown-up woman and I did it because I was very unhappy at the time and thought it might make me feel better about myself. I have been crying and been at my wit’s end since it happened.
“If any good can come out of this, then let it be this — I would like to tell every man, woman and child in the UK that taking drugs only ever causes misery in the end.”
She goes on, “They don’t make you look cool, they make you look an idiot, and all your insecurities and self-hate the main reasons I took them in the first place are only made worse.
“This week has been one of the lowest moments of my life.
“I have been brought low, I’ve lost my job, I’m bankrupt and at my wit’s end. The biggest fear I could ever have is losing my children. But I’m not aware that Brian wants custody of the girls and I’ve certainly not received any calls or letters saying anything of the sort. I’ll do all I can to keep hold of my girls, they are everything to me.
“I’m worried about my finances, everything is crashing round my ears. I just hope I can keep hold of my house. I love living there.
“It’s more for the kids that I want to keep the house in Wilmslow, they love it and I want them to have a familiar place to call their own.
“When I was young I was forever getting moved about from place to place. It’s so important for children to have the stability that a family home gives. I want the children to be happy and feel safe and they do there.”
Kerry is mom to Molly Marie, turning 8 later this month, Lilly-Sue, 6, Heidi Elizabeth, 2, and Maxwell Mark, 16 months.
She may want to get help for her drug use, which she doesn’t make any mention of in her statement. She said she’s been crying and at her wit’s end, but not a word of seeking help. I hope for the sake of her babies, she gets treatment.