X Factor's Lauren Murray was admitted to psychiatric unit
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 November 2015
The 'X Factor's Lauren Murray has revealed she spent time in a psychiatric unit at the age of 13 after the death of her father left her in a "bad state."
The 'X Factor's Lauren Murray was once admitted to a psychiatric unit following the death of her father.
The talented star, 25, has revealed losing her dad at the age of 11 left her in such a "bad state" that medical professionals had no choice but to section her to treat her mental disorder.
She said: "I've had counselling since I was eight but mum felt things were getting more serious so took me to the doctor who admitted me to hospital when I was 13. I stayed there for six weeks before being moved to a youth psychiatric unit."
Despite losing her dad 14 years ago, his death has left the brunette beauty with permanent scars and she now relies on anti-depressant medication to keep her balanced.
She explained: "I'm actually still on anti-depressants. People are shocked as I'm bubbly but it's something I'll have to deal with my whole life."
Lauren - who is competing on the ITV show under Rita Ora's girls category - is determined to make it as a successful singer for the benefit of her mother Debbie, 48.
Speaking of her mum, who is "borderline schizophrenic," she told OK! Magazine: "I'm doing this for my mum. I wanted to prove to everyone - but especially her - that no matter what happens in your life you can achieve things if you work hard."