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Kerry Katona says she spent thousands on cocaine – but also got plenty for free

Kerry Katona has admitted that she spent thousands of pounds on cocaine – but said she also got a lot for free.

The former Atomic Kitten star has been open about her past substance abuse and shared in her new! column earlier this year that she stopped breathing and "literally died" after using cocaine on one occasion.

Kerry, who is now clean, has now told The Sunday Times that she spent plenty on the drug back in the day.

Asked what her worst ever investment was, she said: "Probably a bag of coke!

"I wasn't doing as much as people thought, everything's always exaggerated, but I was doing a lot of drugs and it got out of hand," she went on.

"I probably spent a couple of thousand – I got lots free."

Kerry, 41, has previously said that she started taking drugs in her early teens.

The mum-of-five revealed in new! this year that she'd had a near death experience when she was taking cocaine.

"The amount of coke I was once doing, I literally died," she said. "I remember coming back with these beautiful figures around me and I felt so much love – that happened to me twice.

"I'd stopped breathing. So I know I have angels looking out for me."

The star has said that she feels lucky that she is still here after going through her troubles.

"I mean technically I should be dead and I'm really proud of what I have achieved," the singer said on Morning Live earlier this year.

"And the reason why I'm talking about this is because if I can overcome these things, so many people out there can do it as well and it is achievable.

"I think also as well, surrounding yourself with the right people who are your friends as well and exercise is a massive, massive factor."

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