“I thought I was going to die”
Kendra on the cover of OK! after giving birth to her baby boy last year
Ex-playmate Kendra Wilkinson reveals how she hit rock bottom after overdosing on cocaine.
In a shocking tell-all interview with ‘E! True Hollywood Story’ the 24-year-old reality TV star reveals how she resorted to self-harm after abusing drugs from the age of 15.
“I had so much pain that I just wanted to die,” she says. “It wasn’t that I was trying to die, it was just that my pain took away from the pain inside.”
After one particularly heavy session Kendra – who had left home and was living with a boyfriend while still at high school – was left in a dire state. “I was bleeding from every hole in my body and I really thought I was going to die that night,” she admits. “But you know what, I survived, and I swear it was a couple of days after that that I had an epiphany. I just stopped drugs, stopped smoking cigarettes, stopped everything and went home.”
After her brush with death Kendra took up sports, got a job and was eventually noticed by Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner after posing for a series of sexy photos which ended up on a fax machine in the Playboy Mansion.
She is now happily married to football star Hank Baskett and has a three-month-old son Hank Randall Baskett. She says becoming a mother has changed her outlook on life completely. “It’s crazy. My attitude has changed so much. I’m nicer. I’ve got a lot of new responsibilities. I sort of take on my baby’s personality. When he’s happy I’m happy.”
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