Katie Hopkins reveals that she identifies as a MAN – while also admitting that severe epilepsy left her feeling suicidal

PASADENA, CA - JULY 30: Katie Hopkins at Politicon at Pasadena Convention Center on July 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Politicon)Katie Hopkins has revealed that she identifies as a man [Getty]

The controversial personality makes the revelation in her new book, Rude. 

While promoting her book in Closer Magazine, 42 year old Katie Hopkins  says: “Do I massively feel like a woman or a girl? No. 

“I definitely feel more male. And I come across as more male; I get the world more from a male point of view.

Columnist Katie Hopkins wears a wedding dress at the Conservative Party Conference Columnist Katie Hopkins wore a wedding dress to the Conservative Party Conference [Getty]

“I don’t care of they see me as a woman or a man. Everyone assumes that I’m a lesbian or that I look like a drag queen. And, yes, I do look like a third-rater Ellen DeGeneres.”

Katie also admitted to once having suicidal feelings, as a result of her severe epilepsy, which was so severe she had brain surgery to cure it. 

She said: “It’s awkward to talk about.”

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“I wouldn’t want my children to think I was going to kill myself, but, certainly, there were times when I’ve walked out of the house and it would’ve been easier to toddle off and not have another night of fits.”

Katie was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 19 and last year underwent brain surgery.

Speaking about her disorder in the past, Katie said: “I felt worse in some ways when I was diagnosed. I never thought of myself as ‘epileptic’ or odd – which is pretty much what people think, isn’t it? That epilepsy equals odd.

katie hopkinsKatie underwent brain surgery to cure her epilepsy [Katie Hopkins/ Instagram]

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“That’s harsh, but true. I think many people have the same preconceptions – that people with epilepsy fall on the floor and froth at the mouth.

She added: “Also, my doctor pretty much said to me, ‘You’ve got epilepsy. You can try this range of drugs and if we’re lucky one of them will stop it.’ When a doctor says that to you, it’s not terribly reassuring.”

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.

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