Tragic Tara in her own words on the drugs,
TRAGIC Tara Palmer-Tomkinson spoke movingly about her battle with drug addiction in an interview not long before she died.
She opened her heart on her fears that people would think badly of her and how she tried hard to be a better person.
The party-loving socialite and former model was feared by pals to have gone back to drug taking and to have been “in a dark place” before her death last Wednesday aged 45.
In the previously unpublished interview Tara – who fought a £400-a-day cocaine habit for years – insisted she was desperate to turn her back on drugs.
She explained: “You can say no to drugs. I don’t know why I did it. You go to these rehab places and they tell you what you are. But I got it wrong.
“Drugs were not that amazing anyway. I’m not the person some think I am.
“I am ashamed of everything I did before. I’ve been trying really hard to be calm. Over the past four or five months I’ve tried so hard.
“It’s very important what people think of me, because I’ve tried very hard to change and it’s been a very, very big battle.”