Linda Nolan has insisted she didn’t self-harm in the Celebrity Big Brother 2014 house.
Following her eviction last week it had been reported that Linda had ‘self-harmed’ in the toilets in claims made by Liz Jones.
Linda herself told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper at the weekend: “I’ve self-harmed in the past and I did it in the house. I hadn’t done it since 2012.
“But that’s what Jim’s behaviour made me do. He made me feel the need to do it again.”
The 54-year-old told the tabloid that Jim bringing up her late husband in one of their numerous row left her depressed in the last week of the show.
“After Brian died I selfharmed for more than two years Back then I was very low and went through periods of feeling very suicidal,” she said. “The only reason I went back to that dark place was because Jim brought me there by bringing up what happened.”
But speaking earlier today, Linda clarified her remarks and the headlines about slashed wrists.
“In my depression I did self harm and I used to do that by biting my hand, ridiculous I know but when you’re at your lowest,” Linda explained. “So what I tend to do now is when I’m stressed I rub my hand until the skin gets raw.”
“One paper said I slashed my wrists… no. As if I would still be in there, as if my family would keep me in there and as if I’d still want to be in there.”
Celebrity Big Brother concludes tonight with the final on Channel 5 from 9PM.