George was detained under the Mental Health Act on Wednesday evening, after displaying some worrying behaviour outside of the couple’s mansion in Oxfordshire, reportedly running in and out of cars and ranting: “They are hitting me with the hammer. Why are you letting them do this? Call me a f****** ambulance.”
Kerry Katona and George Kay
He’s now said that his outburst was caused by a mixture of booze and pills, telling The Sun on Sunday: “I wasn't sleeping, so I was taking sleeping pills and I'd been drinking and taking steroids. I'd been up for the best part of four days.
"With the mixture of those things I think something had to give and unfortunately we had the incident that we had."
Meanwhile, Kerry - who has had her own struggles with addiction and bipolar disorder in the past - has reportedly vowed to stand by her husband and help him through his personal problems.
A friend of the family told The Mirror: “George has been through a difficult time lately and his moods have been quite unstable but Kerry understands what it is like to battle with emotional difficulties and isn't going to turn her back on him.
"Instead, she plans to use her own experiences to help him through this."
Kerry recently gave birth to the couple’s first child, and her fifth overall, Dylan-Jorge, whose birth she has said on Twitter was “very traumatic”, but added that her husband got her through it, describing him as the “strongest” man she knows.