Danniella Westbrook to appear on Loose Women

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 January 2017
Danniella Westbrook

Danniella Westbrook

Danniella Westbrook will join the 'Loose Women' panel today with her son Kai

Danniella Westbrook will appear on 'Loose Women' on Monday (16.01.17).

The 43-year-old actress recently admitted that the last 12 months have been so tough for her that she considered killing herself on nine separate occasions but it seems she's now managed to get her life back on track and will join the panel alongside her 20-year-old son Kai today as she opens up about her demons.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Kai is so proud of his mum for owning up about her demons and facing them head on. He recently spoke about how tough it was for him at times as a child, but he loves his mum so much. He wants her to be happy and healthy, and she wants the same for him."

The former 'EastEnders' star developed septicaemia last year, which she claims was from dental implants she had fitted on 'Celebrity Botched Up Bodies', and she was forced to spend weeks in hospital while doctors tried to get the infection, which can be fatal if not treated, under control with antibiotics.

But she was later informed she had no choice but to have all of her teeth ripped out after the bacteria spread to the roof of her mouth.

She said at the time when people were speculating she was pregnant: "I've been in hospital. I've had to have all my teeth removed for a blood and bone infection, through no fault of my own. I'm not on drugs and I'm not pregnant ... I'm just very, very, poorly with a blood infection."

Her toothless look and prolonged hospital stay plunged Danniella - who famously lost her septum in 2000 due her excessive use of cocaine - into deep depression and this in turn lead to her trying to overdose on tablets.

Danniella - who also has 13-year-old daughter Jody - said: "When you relapse and you take drugs, you don't see that [leaving the kids]. All you see is selfishness and a way out. So you carry on taking more drugs because you're so low on such a comedown that you just think you want to kill yourself. I didn't overdose on cocaine. I was just taking tablets orally."

In the run up to Christmas, Danniella was also made homeless and her car was repossessed.