Michelle Heaton found herself on a “suicide mission” during a three year battle against alcohol and cocaine addiction.
The Liberty X singer was recently in rehab to face her demons, having drank two bottles of wine and one bottle of vodka almost a day since 2018 after being rescued by an intervention by showbiz friends.
Katie Price led the mission to help Michelle and, along with her other friends, not only insisted that Michelle, 41, enroll in the priory, but also paid for her four-week stay to help defeat her drug and alcohol addiction.
Talking about her trip to rehab less than 48 hours after leaving the facility, Michelle burst into tears when she said, “I texted Katie while I was at the priory, ‘You saved my life’ . Because the priory saved my life.
“What I did was a suicide mission. I never thought I wanted to kill myself, but I ended up killing myself.
“I screamed for help when I couldn’t really ask for help. But when you are addicted it feels like there is no way out. “
The singer wouldn’t accept how bad her addiction had gotten until she went into rehab and couldn’t be more grateful now for her caring friends.
She added, “There was a moment when I said, ‘I’m not going.’ My best friend went out and said, “Michelle – you are dying.”
“It was a joint effort from all of my very dear friends who wanted me to live.”
And now Michelle – who has Faith (nine) and AJ (seven) with husband Hugh Hanley – has vowed to “never touch drugs or alcohol again” as she says she is “the happiest woman in the world” who still is gives alive.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, she said, “I will never touch drugs or alcohol again because I will die.
“If I picked up a drink, it would have expired. Who should say that one drink wouldn’t lead to another?
“I just feel like the happiest woman in the world because I’m here. I can tell my story in my words and I am still alive. I have the best family and friends.
“And I really feel like I deserve a second chance. I won’t give up dreams now “