The estranged wife of Sir Paul McCartney accused a "certain corner" of encouraging the media to treat her in such a way, and claimed she had received death threats. She said that the situation has forced her to be "close to suicide".
Mills accused the paparazzi of "pushing her to the edge" and requested that the public stop fuelling them by buying the tabloid newspapers.
While speaking on GMTV she appeared to break down, then apologised and said: "What are we doing as a nation buying these newspapers?
"We need to force a change as a responsible nation."