Danniella Westbrook reveals she’s been struggling with depression since Covid diagnosis

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Danniella Westbrook has told her fans that she’s been suffering with depression ever since she contracted Covid.

The former EastEnders actress struggled with the isolation that came from not being allowed to leave the house or see friends and family.

The 47 year old star concentrated on her recovery but gradually became more and more down and has been in that place for the last few weeks.

Deciding to confide in her followers on Instagram, Danniella revealed she’d finally left the house to go to Friends Fest with her own close mate.

“So I had a great day at Friends Fest after coming out of Covid and literally a week and half of depression,” the star explained after getting home and into bed.

She continued: “It was severe, severe depression, I was literally getting out of bed just to eat and sometimes not even to wash.

“It was much needed that I got up and went out today and a huge thank you to my good mate Kelli Hollis and her family for coming to get me and making me leave the house, get up and get my s**t together.”

Danniella went on to say she believes everyone has the ability to get depressed and it can arise from all sorts of difficult situations in life.

“Depression is in all of us and none of us can escape it,” she said. “It’s just how it manifests sometimes.

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“For me, it’s particularly bad since I had Covid, but I feel like I have turned the corner so thank you guys.

“Thanks to my kids for their support, they have been on the end of the phone 24/7,” the former Sam Mitchell star added.

Danniella, who recently sparked rumours she had landed a role on ITV soap Emmerdale, was devastated when she discovered she’d contracted Covid last month.

The star had done all she could to avoid the deadly disease – and has had both her vaccinations.

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Unfortunately, she was one of the people who still managed to get the virus and told her fans she was “gutted” with the diagnosis.

“I'm really, really poorly,” she said at the time.

“I’m gutted, fuming,” the star added.

Thankfully, Danniella is starting to turn a corner from a rocky few weeks and shared a number of snaps beaming at the Friends event with her friend.

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