Kavana revealed he was readmitted to rehab amid a battle with alcoholism.
The 90s pop star, 44, took to Twitter to apologize to his family for not being “truthful” as he admitted alcoholism had “taken hold of” him in an emotional post.
The singer, who suffered a drinking relapse last year, has spoken of his “mental struggles”, before logging off from social media for the foreseeable future.
Addiction: Kavana revealed he was readmitted to rehab amid battle with alcoholism
The statement read, “Today I am going to rehab. Again. This disease of alcoholism has taken hold. I will be away from social media for a while.
“What family I left to, I’m sorry for not being honest, I’ve been through a lot of mental struggles. Good news, I will get the help I need.
“My phone will be off for a while. Clint, Aunty Angela, Aunty Maria, Brad, it’s gonna be okay and I love y’all madly x.”
In March last year, Kavana revealed he felt “guilty and sick” after his relapse after 100 days of sobriety, as he declared “I hate myself”, on Twitter.
Claim: The singer, who suffered a drinking relapse last year, has opened up about his ‘mental struggles’, before logging off from social media for the foreseeable future
While detailing his mental health struggles, he also spoke of his sadness after finding out that Nikki Grahame died at the age of 38.
Sharing a somber selfie with his 32,000 Twitter followers, Kavana, real name Anthony Kavanagh, said: “Okay. I think it’s important for me to be transparent about my recovery.
“I relapsed after 100 days of sobriety. I feel guilty and sick and hate myself after letting the people I love down. I thought I knew better. I have to start over [praying hand emoji].’ (sic)
Honest: The 90s pop star, 44, took to Twitter to apologize to his family for not being ‘truthful’ as he admitted alcoholism had ‘taken hold of’ him in a post emotional (photo from 1997)
Later, he shared another Twitter update and wrote, ‘Omg Nikki? It’s heartbreaking [praying hand emoji].’ (sic)
Fans flooded social media to share their messages of support for Kavana.
One Twitter user replied: “It’s not easy, don’t be hard on yourself. But the fact that you feel these things means you want and care about sobriety, which is the best positive. You can recover it.
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“Be as compassionate with yourself as you would be with anyone else in the same situation. You try !
A second wrote: ‘Okay so you have to start over. This time you begin to know that you can reach 100 days.
“I’m not saying it’s going to be easy, but know that there are so many people behind you sending strength to you, you’ve got it. I’m just a nobody, but I’m here if you need me.
Feeling low: He said: ‘I hate myself’ on Twitter as he candidly discussed his battle with addiction
Tragedy: On the same day, he shared another update on Twitter and wrote, “Omg Nikki? This is heartbreaking [praying hand emoji]’ (sic)
A third fan sent words of encouragement: “Recognize it, learn from it and start again.”
The following day, Kavana shared a positive update on her sobriety journey, saying, “Thank you so much for all the messages of support today is a new day!” [sunglasses face emoji, praying hand emoji].’ (sic)
He also made sure to take another moment to acknowledge Nikki’s passing. Sharing an article by Grazia about the star, he said: “Mental health is no laughing matter. I just got out of a relapse with alcohol.
“The passing of Nikkies is another sign that the government needs to invest more in mental health. This is not a joke. (sic)
Encouragement: Fans flooded social media to share their messages of support for Kavana
Big Brother’s Nikki has died aged 38 – just a month after her friends started a GoFundMe page for anorexia treatment.
The star, who shot to fame after appearing on the hit reality TV series 2006, is believed to have been released from Devon Hospital a day before his death.
Nikki, from Northwood in London, had suffered from anorexia since childhood and had recently visited a private clinic to treat her eating disorder.
Friends have successfully raised more than £69,000 since the GoFundMe page launched on March 10, with organizers saying they have “exhausted every avenue possible”.
‘Thank you so much for all the messages’: The next day the singer shared a positive update on his sobriety journey
Reflection: He also made sure to take another moment to acknowledge the passing of Nikki Grahame, sharing an article from Grazia regarding the star, he highlighted the importance of mental health