Tragic Tara in her own words on the drugs,

The People - - NEWS FEATURES & - By Ja­nine Yaqoob SHOW­BIZ NEWS RE­PORTER

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.”


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