Kerry Katona has opened up on the horrific abuse she's received from the hands of online trolls.

The former Atomic Kitten star, 41, has revealed that people have asked her: "Are you not dead yet?"

The mum-of-five also said that people have labelled her an "unfit mother", but she insists she no longer cares what other people think.

The singer had been talking after football presenter Alex Jones was targeted by trolls online.

In her column for New magazine, Kerry said she could sympathise with the former footballer and said: "Trolling is one of the most horrific things anyone can go through and I really feel for our kids.

"I've been called an 'unfit mother' and been asked: 'Are you not dead yet?'

"You do start to believe the horrible comments after a while. But for me, I got to a certain point in my life, when I was 36, where I told myself: 'Other people's opinions of me do not matter, they do not define me as a person.'"

Kerry Katona says she's faced horrific abuse online

She admitted that while this mentality took a long time to get to, she is much happier for it.

Kerry has a daughter, seven-year-old Dylan-Jorge with her ex George Kay, who died in 2019.

She also has daughters Molly, 20, and Lilly, 18, with former husband Westlife star Brian McFadden and Heidi, 14, and Max, 13, with ex Mark Croft.

Kerry recently appeared on hit TV show Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins and won over viewers with her openness in discussing past abuse she had faced in her relationship with George.

Earlier this month Alex, 36, revealed that she received abuse online following the rumours that she was set to take over hosting duties on A Question Of Sport.

She said: "Being an athlete, you’re used to criticism, and I could always take that as a footballer in terms of: ‘I don’t think you had a good game.’ But trolling – it’s not related to what I can improve.

"I went from being on screen doing a job I love to thinking: ‘I know what’s going to happen as soon as I step off this chair.’”

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And she admitted to Women's Health how the abuse had put her "in a really dark place" and made her feel lonely.

"I’d go home and it felt like I was all on my own. [I’d think], I’ve got no one to talk to, no one knows what I’m experiencing or going through," she added.

"Until, eventually, the only thing I could do was tell everyone. That was my, ‘I can’t take it any more, I need to tell you all what I’m going through’ moment."

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