Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona has spoken out against the stigma surrounding mental health, as she spoke candidly about her bipolar disorder.
The Warrington singer appeared on This Morning to speak about her own struggles, after Lady Gaga and Prince William vowed to tackle the stigma around the topic.
Kerry was diagnosed with bipolar in 2005 and said that mental health issues are often overlooked because they can’t be physically seen.
The 36-year-old appeared on the show to announce she was joining forces with This Morning’s Be Kind campaign.
Speaking to Eamonn and Ruth she said: “It’s about time we got rid of this grey area and stigma surrounding mental health.
“I feel amazing. And I’ve got to say, this phase of my life I’ve never had so many wonderful compliments: ‘You’re looking really well. You’re glowing.'”
But the singer, who takes medication to keep her condition under control confessed that last week she spent three days crying.
She said: “It was raining and it was grey and it deepened my mood and I don’t know I was really irritated.”
She also said that not working out had added to her uncontrollable feelings of despair, which she eventually bounced back from.
She added: “There’s no harm in asking for that kind of help… Since that infamous interview I’m still mocked… Yes, I’ve done the drinks thing and the drug thing, but it was pure medication [that I had taken].”
Kerry was also asked about rumours she is trying for her sixth child and denied she was pregnant, but admitted she was “born to be a mum.”
She said: “It just makes me more money on the cover of magazines.
“Do I look pregnant? Even if I was I wouldn’t tell you.
“I would never say no to having another child. I was born to be a mum.”
Kerry has two daughters Molly and Lilly-Sue with former Westlife heartthrob Brian McFadden, two children Heidi and Max with second husband Mark Croft and a daughter Dylan-Jorge Rose with third husband George.