Kerry Katona has revealed that she was rushed to A&E after suffering from breathing difficulties due to a swollen throat.

The former Atomic Kitten singer and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here winner explained that she called her doctor after her throat and chest felt 'tight' while she was having a consultation for an eyelid lift.

After saying that she'd take herself to A&E if her condition worsened, Kerry revealed that she did just that -- later revealing that she had a swollen throat.

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Kerry Katona has revealed that she was rushed to A&E after suffering from breathing difficulties due to a swollen throat. Pic: Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images

'I'm really swollen and it hasn't got any better,' Kerry wrote in her latest new! magazine column. 'I ended up going to A&E as I was so worried about it.

'They've told me that they need to investigate further. So for now, my doctor at Pall Mall Cosmetics has given me some water tablets which will hopefully help with the swelling.'

Kerry also revealed that she suffered from a panic attack that stems from health anxiety, as she's set to undergo corrective surgery on a tummy tuck and an eye lift. As a result of her swollen throat and nervousness about the procedures, she reached out for help.

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Kerry said that she had felt her throat close up when at a consultation for an eye lift, having to go to A&E as a result. Pic: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

'I had a massive panic attack last week,' she told OK!. 'It was the first one I’ve had in a while. My body has been swollen since I had surgery last year. My whole body is sore and puffy – my legs, my stomach, my face, my neck. I feel like I need popping.

'I was lying down in bed and I felt like I couldn’t breathe. My throat and chest felt really tight, it was awful. I felt like I was going to die. I’ve arranged a call with my doctor but if it gets worse I’ll go to A&E. I suffer from health anxiety and I'm really scared.'

Kerry's anxiety comes as she recently made a brutal dismissal of her ex-husband, former Westlife member Brian McFadden, joking that he was 'the worst thing' she ever put in her mouth.

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Kerry recently joked about her time in the jungle when she won I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here, joking that the worst thing she put in her mouth was her ex-husband Brian McFadden. Photo by Cameron Laird/REX/Shutterstock

Speaking on the Back Then When podcast with Keith Lemon, Kerry spoke about winning I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here in 2004.

'For me, when it was three of us in the final on the last day, the night before I just kept thinking "I'm going home tomorrow, so I don’t care."

'I got nicknamed the Warrington Whinger because I cried a lot, I just wanted to go home and go back to my mansion.'

When Keith spoke about the eating trials while in the jungle, he asked Kerry what the worst thing she put in her mouth was -- and, without missing a beat, Kerry said 'I was going to say Brian McFadden.'

Elsewhere, Kerry revealed that her and Brian's eldest daughter Molly is pursuing a career in Ireland -- studying in drama school The Lir in Dublin in the hopes of becoming an actor.

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