Danniella Westbrook raced to hospital weeks after admitting to drug relapse

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Danniella Westbrook, 47, has been rushed to hospital just weeks after admitting she suffered a drug relapse.

The former EastEnders star has struggled with drug use for decades – starting when she was just 14 and taking on the role of Sam Mitchell in the BBC soap.

And now the actress has shared a concerning Instagram post in which she admitted she is "back in hospital" – accompanied by an image of a row of North West ambulances.

Danniella added the Liverpool location tag to the post, but hasn’t yet given any additional details as to why she’s returned.

It comes just a month after the mum-of-two said she was starting afresh and vowing to stay clean, admitting she is "totally over" the addiction which ruled her life.

She said she has now quit champagne and cocaine, posting to Instagram: "Ok so here goes… HONESTY POST. Ok so it’s no secret since leaving rehab I’ve slipped and slid more than i have been straight I guess.

"But today I’ve joined a new gym, restarted my herbal life and going back to the rooms tonight."

She added: "I’m done with the drinking, the occasional packet and night out. I’m totally over it.

"I know the best years of my whole adult life was the 14 years I spent clean and sober. So today’s the day I go back. Own my s**t. Pick up the newcomers ring with pride not shame.

"I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired and feeling shame and a fraud when people tell me I’m doing well. I’ve done better this time round but I’m done I’m so bloody bored of it all.

"So today I’m saying. Hello I’m Danniella and I’m a recovering drug addict."

The star went on to add that she didn’t have a "rock bottom" this time – and is "just over" the "vicious circle" that is addiction.

She continued: “I’m lucky this time I’m not crawling in the rooms a snivelling skinny bag head … I was meant for more than this and this last few years f**king about has show me, that cocaine and champagne ain’t got the high I want."

The star has been undergoing reconstructive surgery recently after bones in her face "rotted" due to drug abuse.

But she also suffers from osteoporosis – though it is unclear whether this is the cause of her hospital trip.

Danniella appeared to be in good spirits earlier this week as she enjoyed a night out in Liverpool with a mate, tagging the Instagram snap "Scouseland".

She wrote: "What a beautiful night. A long overdue catch-up, lots of laughter and just good old fashioned friendship and fun.

"As always memories made."

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