Kerry Katona gives health update after being struck down with ‘nasty’ virus


‘I feel like s*** and I wanna cry’: Kerry Katona gives health update after being struck down with ‘nasty’ virus that has ‘ruined her Christmas and panto experience’

Kerry Katona has updated her fans on her health after being struck down with a ‘nasty’ virus that has ‘ruined’ her Christmas.

The former Atomic Kitten singer, 42, took to Instagram on Friday to share a video from her car, saying she had been feeling ‘poorly’.

The mother-of-five said that she has a swollen neck and a sore throat, saying: ‘I feel like s*** and I wanna cry.’

Poor Kerry: Kerry Katona has updated her fans on her health after being struck down with a ‘nasty’ virus that has ‘ruined’ her Christmas

Kerry is currently starring as an Ugly Sister in pantomime Cinderella in Lincoln, alongside her daughter Lily-Sue, 19.

She lamented: ‘I am sick to death of moaning and complaining about being poorly.It has literally ruined my whole panto experience. It’s ruined my Christmas.’

Kerry had Covid earlier this month and said she had improved with antibiotics, before becoming ill again in the days after Christmas.  

She added: ‘It’s really really got me down because I am normally like the person who’s full of morale and keeps the energy up, and all I’m doing is moaning and complaining.’

Unwell: The former Atomic Kitten singer, 42, took to Instagram on Friday to share a video from her car, saying she had been feeling 'poorly'

Unwell: The former Atomic Kitten singer, 42, took to Instagram on Friday to share a video from her car, saying she had been feeling ‘poorly’

She apologised, saying: ‘All I’m doing is moaning, because it’s just ruined everything. This illness has ruined everything.’

She continued: ‘I just want to feel better because I haven’t got long left [in panto] and I haven’t enjoyed it, because I’ve been so bloody poorly. I’m sick of bloody moaning about it.’

She revealed the illness has been continuing for weeks, saying: ‘I was so poorly [earlier this month], I got on the stage and I did it, and then I got better, and now I’m ill again’.

Awful: The mother-of-five said that she has a swollen neck and a sore throat, saying: 'I feel like s*** and I wanna cry.

Awful: The mother-of-five said that she has a swollen neck and a sore throat, saying: ‘I feel like s*** and I wanna cry.

Kerry said she was suffering from a ‘nasty’ virus and couldn’t understand why she couldn’t shake it, saying: ‘I don’t go out, I don’t drink, I don’t smoke.’

She added: ‘When I’m well, I am on form. I am upbeat, I am the one that keeps everyone’s energy levels going, I’m dead funny. 

‘This virus, whatever it is that is going round, is just, it’s literally sucked it out of me.’

A sad Kerry was given a comforting hug from her eight-year-old daughter DJ.

Kind: A sad Kerry was given a comforting hug from her eight-year-old daughter DJ

Kind: A sad Kerry was given a comforting hug from her eight-year-old daughter DJ

She was flooded with comments from concerned fans who offered her advice and sent on their get well messages.

One said: ‘You’re probably rundown aswell you need to rest and take vitamin c highdose and D, Honey and lemon in hot water and chill. hope you feel better soon’.

Another ill fan said: ‘God knows how you’ve done panto thru it Kerry. It’s bloody awful. I’ve been working from bed! Hope u feel better soon. Don’t blame u for moaning. You must be knackered. Get in bed and stay there for a week asap!’

A third advised: ‘Sack the next 7 days off. You come first, not the panto x’.

And a fourth said: ‘have you seen a doctor, you need a face to face your neck shouldn’t be swollen like that. You need some serious rest xxx’.  

Get well soon! She was flooded with comments from concerned fans who offered her advice and sent on their get well messages

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