Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona has revealed she will be needing surgery on her back following a new health diagnosis.

The mum-of-five has been struggling with chronic back pain for years and has been told she will need surgery after finding out she has arthritis.

The 41-year-old says she has been complaining about her back for years and has now been told she needs an operation to help her back.

On Instagram, Kerry announced: "For those of you who know all about the pain and agony I’ve been in for years with my back and shoulders.

"I’m so excited to of actually being diagnosed with arthritis in my shoulders and a protruding disc in my back which can be operated on!!"

She added: "I know I must sound like a weirdo but to have been in pain for all of these years without a diagnosis has been horrendous and I am over the moon.

"Thank you soooo much Dr tang @pallmallmedical you have no idea how much this has changed my life!!!!"

The former girl band member said the pain first started became a problem 13 years ago after the birth of her son Maxwell.

She also explained that she has been on the "strongest painkillers" for eight years and has had multiple cortisol injections, but was annoyed because she didn't have an answer for what was causing it.

Choking back the tears, Kerry said: "I'm just so relieved. You start thinking it's in your head."

Fans rushed to the comment section to support the star through her emotional time.

With one saying: "Oh my gosh you poor darling, another reason why you have superpowers! so pleased you can get it sorted out."

Kerry recently spoke about how she managed to turn her life around after her turbulent childhood and abusive relationship.

She told the Mirror: “I’ve come from being in foster homes and living on council estates to becoming rich very young and becoming a millionaire very young.

“I lost it all and went bankrupt. I tried to get it back and I lost it all again. And I then crawled my way back up. I would never ever have thought that I could have turned my life around like this, but I have."

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