Kerry Katona with shocked expression wearing red top on Loose Women

Kerry Katona on anxiety battle and being a ‘burden’: ‘I’m panicking that I’m going to die’

The TV star has been struggling lately

Mum-of-five Kerry Katona has given a glimpse into her battle with anxiety and the impact she fears it may have on her fiancé and children.

The singer and TV personality has also admitted her fears of dying whilst suffering from panic attacks.

Kerry has shared candid details about her mental health and has even said that she fears that she’s a “burden” to her loved ones.

Kerry Katona with shocked expression wearing red top on Loose Women
The Atomic Kitten star has opened up about dealing with panic attacks (Credit: ITV / Loose Women)

Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona opens up about mental health

Kerry has stated that her panic attacks have been so severe they leave her panicking about death. She told New!: “I’ve always suffered from anxiety, but over the past couple of weeks it’s been really bad.”

Detailing a panic attack she suffered on Mother’s Day, Kerry said: “My throat was closing up and I felt like I couldn’t breathe. The anxiety has stayed with me ever since.

My throat was closing up and I felt like I couldn’t breathe.

“It’s been awful – it can be crippling. There are times where I don’t want to leave the house, but I force myself to. I feel like I just want to curl up and hide. It’s scary. I keep thinking, what is going on with my body? I’ve been in tears saying: ‘I don’t know what’s wrong with me, I’m panicking that I’m going to die.'”

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She also admitted her fears of “burdening” her fiancé, Ryan Mahoney.

Kerry explained she feels like “a burden” on Ryan. She added that all she’s going is crying, but added that Ryan has been “brilliant”.

Kerry Katona during an interview on This Morning about her mental health
Kerry Katona – who has five children – has previously opened up about her mental health on This Morning (Credit: ITV / This Morning)

The star, who has bipolar disorder, opened up about her mental health in her New! column last month.

She admitted: “I’ve not been feeling too good recently and, to be honest, I’m not sure why. I’ve been riddled with anxiety. One minute I’m fine and focusing on my wellness and affirmations, the next I’m struggling.”

Kerry previously told GB News of her diagnosis: “I was doing drugs, as everybody knows, and I went into the Priory and my doctor, my psychiatrist, diagnosed me with bipolar.

“It turned out to be quite a common thing with a lot of people with mental health [issues], people who turned to drugs. When I got the diagnosis in 2005, I mean, I cried.”

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