Published: 11:57 IS, 11 November 2020 | Updated: 12:00 IS, 11 November 2020
Frankie Bridge has told how she was left in tears after her car was towed and no one could tell her where it had been taken.
The singer, 31, took to her Instagram Stories and explained she had missed a suspended parking sign and had to call her father Kevin, who is a cab driver, who guessed where her car might be.
The former Saturdays star uploaded a clip of herself wearing a white jumper and a pink face mask as she rolled her eyes in frustration.
Nightmare: Frankie Bridge has told how she was left in tears after her car was towed and no one could tell her where it had been taken
She wrote: ‘Car got towed (I stupidly missed the suspended parking sign). Their system was down. So no one could actually tell me where my car was. They were very unhelpful.
‘Luckily my dad’s a cabbie so guessed where it might be. My cab driver Amble from @wheely was so lovely and helpful. Gave me some painkillers for my stress headache.
‘Told me to stay calm. Waited until he knew I could get home. Now here trying to get hold of documents I obviously don’t just have in my bag daily!’
Frankie admitted she became emotional over the ordeal and advised her followers to always make sure they check their parking.
Frustrated: The singer, 31, explained she had missed a suspended parking sign and had to call her father, who is a cab driver, who guessed where her car might be
She said: ‘Why can’t they just give tickets and be done with it? Moral of the story I’m an idiot. And a crying one at that. Check your parking when in a rush.
It comes after Frankie recently revealed she has decided to start taking anti-anxiety medication to help her mental health.
Frankie, who shares sons Parker, seven, and Carter, five, with husband Wayne Bridge, 40, has always been open about her experiences with depression and anxiety, and in the past has taken medication.
Advice: Frankie admitted she became emotional over the ordeal and advised her followers to always make sure they check their parking
But after a period without, Frankie has revealed she started taking anti-anxiety drugs this year after struggling during the global pandemic.
She took part in an Instagram question and answer with her 1.2m followers where one fan asked her if she had changed anything to support her mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She wrote: ‘Mainly exercise tbh. But it’s not always easy. I’m trying to be disciplined rather than rely on motivation.
‘Recently started anti anxiety medication again and added other coping strategies including ‘trying to avoid the news when I can and staying in touch with friends and family as much as poss.’
Struggling: Frankie recently explained she has decided to start taking anti-anxiety medication to help her mental health
Frankie has spoken openly about her mental health, and in the past revealed she suffered a breakdown during the height of her singing career with The Saturdays.
She also recently published a bestselling book, Open, which discusses her experiences, including the time she had to be hospitalised with depression in 2011.
Speaking to the MailOnline earlier this year, the star explained that while she found lockdown relatively easy, she did have anxiety about it coming to an end over the summer.
She said: ‘It wasn’t too bad for me. It took away any of my anxieties. Not leaving the house or not stressing about any social anxieties or anything like that.
Past: Frankie has spoken openly about her mental health, and in the past revealed she suffered a breakdown during the height of her singing career with The Saturdays (pictured in 2009)
‘My anxiety was more about coming out of lockdown. Change is hard. I am someone that suffers from anxiety and there will be people who won’t suffer from it usually that will at the moment. You just have to be kind to yourself right now.
‘You just have to accept the rules that are being given. If you stick to those, I think you feel safe and you have to accept that things are put in place to help you feel safe but also, be easy on yourself.’
She added: ‘It’s hard to kind of get up and have a point to each day. To be forced to slow down like that, it takes a while to ease into it.
‘I think it was hard. But after a while I just thought, this is the time to break the routine. We’ve been forced into this situation.’
Family: Frankie and her husband Wayne Bridge, 40, are parents to songs Parker, seven, and Carter, five
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