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Joel Leaver

Kerry Katona says 'nasty' virus has 'ruined everything' as she gives fans health update

Kerry Katona has issued an update on her health, saying that she's been suffering from a "nasty" virus which has "ruined everything," particularly her panto experience.

The reality TV star, 42, has posted about feeling unwell in recent days. It comes shortly after she had told her followers earlier this month that she was feeling quite ill.

She took to Instagram yesterday with a six-minute video, in which she shared an update. Kerry said that she is "poorly" again, adding that it's after having Covid recently.

The mother-of-five said that she is experiencing a swollen neck and problems with her throat. She commented at one point in the video: "I feel like sh*t and I wanna cry."

Kerry Katona (right), pictured alongside daughter DJ (left), shared an update about her health this week (@kerrykatona7/Instagram)
She posted the six-minute video on social media (@kerrykatona7/Instagram)

She said: "I am sick to death of moaning and complaining about being poorly." Kerry added: "It has literally ruined my whole panto experience. It's ruined my Christmas."

Kerry - who was joined by daughter DJ, eight, in the video - said: "I had Covid. I cracked on doing three day shows". She said she felt "amazing" on antibiotics - but added that she has felt ill again in the days since Christmas.

"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," she added.

Kerry told fans that she feels 'poorly' again after having been ill earlier this month (@kerrykatona7/Instagram)
It comes after recent posts about her health, including one yesterday about her throat (@kerrykatona7/Instagram)

Kerry - who is starring in Cinderella at the New Theatre Royal Lincoln - said she is awaiting another batch of antibiotics. She however said they weren't available yet.

She said: "I'm really poorly. [...] I feel like sh*t and I wanna cry." Alongside showing her neck, which she said was swollen, Kerry told fans it feels like there's a "hole in [her] throat".

She apologised to those who knew her, including colleagues in panto, "because all [she's] doing is moaning, because it's just ruined everything. This illness has ruined everything."

Kerry has been in panto in Lincoln this month (@kerrykatona7/Instagram)
She's spoken about being ill whilst in a production of Cinderella in recent weeks (Instagram)

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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."

Reflecting on having been unwell for weeks, she said: "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".

She has now said she is ill again (@kerrykatona7/Instagram)

Kerry said: "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."

She described the illness as a "nasty" bug. It comes after recent posts on her Instagram Story, including one yesterday where she said: "Feels like my throat is on fire ".

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