Pregnant Katona in 'precautionary' hospital stay

Kerry Katona is in hospital today after she showed signs of the potentially fatal condition pre-eclampsia, her spokesman Max Clifford said.

Kerry Katona is in hospital today after she showed signs of the potentially fatal condition pre-eclampsia, her spokesman Max Clifford said.

The 27-year-old former winner of 'I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!' left rehab just days ago and is now being treated in Macclesfield in England, Mr Clifford said.

Katona, who plans to name her unborn baby boy Maxwell after the full first name of the PR guru, is there as a “precautionary measure”, he confirmed.

“She’s been in a lot of pain, particularly in the last few days,” he said. “The symptoms she’s showing are possibly that of pre-eclampsia.”

He said Katona, a former member of the girl band Atomic Kitten, had been troubled by swollen feet and legs and pains going up her feet.

“It could be water retention,” Mr Clifford said. “She’s still in hospital at the moment. She has been in increasing pain. She can hardly walk. She’s had a pretty rough time. It’s got worse and worse.

“We’re hoping that everything will settle down.”

The troubled star has two daughters with her first husband, former Westlife singer Brian McFadden, and a third daughter with her second husband, Mark Croft.

Her first son is due in May and Mr Clifford said having the baby named after him would be “lovely”.

He said that Mr Croft had taken Katona to hospital and was by her side last night.

Filming of Katona’s MTV reality series 'Crazy In Love' was suspended as the mother-of-three went back to rehab.

Reports alleged her 37-year-old husband had been unfaithful but Mr Clifford, who gave Katona away at the couple’s wedding, said she was being treated for bipolar disorder.

Katona left the Priory last Friday.

She had checked into the Priory three times previously, the first time after separating from McFadden in 2004.

Filming of the show which was due to take place this week is now on hold while Katona is treated in hospital.

The former winner of Celebrity Mum of the Year has been said to be extremely depressed over what she insists are false newspaper reports that she is still taking drugs despite being pregnant.

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