Kerry Katonas health battles – elephant foot, stomach bugs and diagnosis fury
Kerry Katona has endured some of the most insufferable conditions and even drank her urine in a bid to improve her health.
The 42-year-old has dealt with "fatty lumps", stomach-churning bugs and painful joints over the years and even unknowingly walked around with a broken foot.
Kerry recently shared her crippling arthritis diagnosis after she became "bedbound" due to the pain in her back and hips.
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And now, she will confront her ongoing battles alongside stars including Megan Barton Hanson and Martin Roberts on The Big Celebrity Detox on E4.
We've highlighted some of Kerry's agonising conditions ahead of her debut on the show, which will follow eight celebs as they try radical treatments.
'Fatty lumps' and 'elephant foot' diagnosis
The former Atomic Kitten star took to her social media to share that she had been diagnosed with lipoedema earlier this year.
Kerry showed her "fatty lumps" from the condition, which is known as an abnormal build-up of fat in the legs and arms.
She explained: "I was diagnosed lipidaemia last week which means swelling of the body and random fatty lumps. But f*** that s***!!!" and she added in her upbeat and inspiring message: "Gonna train the s*** out of my body!"
Broken foot 'nobody cared' about
Kerry revealed she limped on for six months without knowing she had a broken foot in March.
She said she had been living with the injury since December but thought it was nothing after her loved ones dismissed the symptoms.
Kerry explained: “I have been walking around for six months with a broken foot I just thought I'd let you all know. My foot is actually broken, I'm not pretending, [it’s been like this] for six months people!
“I want some sympathy and nobody cares! No one cares that I've broken my foot and I've been doing panto, I've been working, I've been doing everything.”
Disturbing 'ring of fire' illness
The mum-of-five was struck down with a horrific illness after she arrived for the Lunch & Laughs Live event in Aberdeen.
Kerry's glitzy moment was jeopardised when she was left "s******g through the eye of a needle" back in April.
"Soooooo I have been really really poorly as of yesterday after arriving in Aberdeen," she said at the time.
"I got struck down with the worse tummy bug ever. Not to be too crude but I’ve been s******g through the eye of a needle ALL night. Seriously, the Ring of Fire comes to mind!!!
"I actually didn’t think I was going to be able to make the event for today but I pulled it together. And 24 hours later I’m feeling much better. So we’re now in Inverness for @lunchlaughslive event tomorrow and I’ve been fasting to try and get rid of this bug."
'Awakening' after mental health breakdown
Kerry said she felt like she has been reborn by a "higher power" after seeking help for her mental health.
The star showed her vulnerable side as she broke down in tears whilst she opened up about her battles online last year.
Kerry said she had to try hypnotherapy after her book triggered her.
She explained: "I have been struggling with my mental health and anxiety and fear. I've been to the doctors, had my medication up.
"I can't stop crying. This is Marcus Matthews, please go and follow him.
"He's just done the most amazing thing on me. You guided me through this and I cannot give this man enough praise for what he'd just done to me."
She added: "I feel like I've just been rebooted, like I've just been reborn. It's like I've had an awakening, like a higher power."
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