She reached out to recovering addict Danniella Westbrook last week on the show.
And Kerry Katona was joined by the former EastEnders actress on Monday’s Loose Women for an emotional TV interview in which they bonded over their ‘parallel’ experiences of drug addiction and recovery in the limelight.
Danniella, 44, said her addiction to cocaine was still a ‘daily battle’ as she spoke about 13 years of relapsing.
Special moment: Kerry Katona (left) and fellow TV star Danniella Westbrook (right) bonded over their ‘parallel’ experiences of addiction and recovery in a joint Loose Women TV interview on Monday
‘I came off air [after last week’s show] and Danniella got in touch,’ she explained. ‘Which is amazing.’
She said: ‘I know how hard it is to talk about addiction, there’s a sense of shame/embarrassment. But I think the fact she’s coming on to talk about it needs to be applauded.’
‘The world we live in today especially with social media, people are so quick to judge. It makes us feel better about ourselves if someone else’s life is worse than yours.
Bonding: Danniella agreed to join Kerry on the show just one week after the former Atomic Kitten singer offered to support her through the recovery
Working together: Kerry and Danniella have forged a bond out of their shared experiences
‘But we have lost so many amazing people to addiction/suicide/alcoholism etc because we’re all too afraid to speak out for help. [gets emotional] took me 10 years to reach out.’
Kerry – who previously said she’d taken ‘100 lifetimes worth of cocaine ‘ at her worst – recalled her lowest point was during her marriage to second husband Mark Croft.
Breaking into tears, she said: ‘My turning point was at a bootcamp 10 years ago, I was with Mark at the time. I remember sitting with my mum thinking… I don’t want this anymore.’
Kerry, now a mother of five children, has first started using drugs when she was 14. However in 2008, she also confirmed that she was an alcoholic.
Bouncing back: Danniella is still trying to get her life back on track after two decades of cocaine addiction
The star then checked into rehab in 2008 and 2010, before embarking on a completely clean lifestyle.
Fellow TV star Danniella has also had a 20-year battle with addiction but checked into rehab in February after vowing to quit for good.
Last week, Kerry reached out to Danniella live on air and urged her to get help, as she shouldn’t ‘suffer in silence’.
Kerry was later joined by Danniella, who explained the parallels between the showbusiness careers and downfalls.
Bubbly character: Kerry and Danniella admitted that their lives had been very parallel
Sharing the show: It’s the first time the duo have shared the screen to talk about their experiences
‘We’ve both had such parallel lives,’ she said, ‘And I think it’s a wonderful thing. Had 13 years clean but have relapsed along the way, but it’s a struggle. Recovery is an everyday battle.’
She added: ‘I can ring Kerry and know what I say won’t end up anywhere else – we both know what it’s like to be sold out and torn down and have to get back up again alone.’
On how she moved on, Kerry added: ‘I moved miles away from everyone. its about getting rid of your address book, and completely starting afresh.
‘It’s the hardest, hardest thing – but its not until you realise it yourself and reach out that things get better.’
On the road to recovery: Danniella was looking happy and healthy on the show
Getting help: The women encouraged others to speak out and seek help