Katie Price checks into rehab – Mum Amy blames her exes including Peter Andre
Katie Price has checked herself into the Priory for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The troubled star is set to spend four weeks being treated at the clinic after reportedly breaking down last week when her family urged her to seek help after claims that she feels ‘completely lost.’
Katie’s mother, Amy Price has spoken of her relief that her daughter has finally reached out for help by checking into rehab:
“I am relieved that Kate has admitted she needs help to cope, to recognise her shortcomings and erratic behaviour, and to learn to love herself – to find the person inside she really is.”
Strict rehab rules laid out to Katie
During her 28 days rehab stint, former model Katie will be subject to a curfew but will be allowed to return home to look after her kids in the evening.
It is also reported that she has had her phone confiscated and has been instructed to keep away from all forms of social media.
Should the 40 year old break the clinics rules or is deemed to be a threat to herself, it is understood that she will be required to stay at the Priory for residential treatment.
Turbulent times for Katie
It could be said that heading to rehab has been a long time coming for the reality TV star whose life has been on a downward spiral for some time now.
Earlier in the year, she split from her husband Kieran Hayler who she claims cheated on her seven times during their 5 year marriage and was the reason why she ‘hit rock bottom.’ The threat of bankruptcy along with the hefty cost of upcoming divorce to Hayler have put the 40 year under huge financial strains.
Adding to her woes, her mother Amy has been diagnosed with a terminal lung condition. Katie broke down in tears on an episode of ‘Loose Women after admitting her worse fears over her mum’s death. Her mum’s illness is called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a lung condition with no known cure. Unfortunately, the median survival of patients with IPF is only two to three years.
Amy Price plays a big part in caring for Katie’s disabled son Harvey. She is said to be concerned about the ‘round the clock,’ care that he needs with her mother’s ailing condition.
Peter Andre speaks about his ex Katie Price in a veiled manner
Aussie singer, Peter Andre who has two children with the ex-glamour model, broke his silence in a recent interview with OK! Magazine about how he’s dealing with Katie’s out of control and erratic behaviour without actually mentioning her by name:
“I’m dealing with everything that’s going on at the moment, but I think it’s very important to deal with these things privately and I’m doing so.”
He was keen to make a point that his kids are his priority and that he shields them as much as possible from tales of Katie’s partying and wild ways.
“Making sure my kids are protected and away from any negativity is my main priority.”
“I try to be as honest as I can be, but I do try and find a way to divert it,” said Peter. “I just want to keep the kids protected.”
Peter, 45, previously asked Katie to have a drug test but she refused. He currently has custody of their children Junior 13 and Princess 11 but if Katie completes a 28 day stint in rehab, Pete will go back to sharing custody of their two kids with his ex.
Pete posts on Instagram when it was announced that Katie was to go into rehab
The Mysterious Girl singer has continued to remain low key about his troubled ex choosing instead to react to the news of her upcoming stint in rehab by posting a photo on Instagram of his wife’s new BMW alongside his son’s mini version of the vehicle. Pete captioned the picture: “As far as cute photos go……..
“Like mother like son 🙂 #likemotherlikeson #bmw.”
Kerry Katona slams Katie Price critics
Katie does have someone in her camp speaking out in support of her. 38 year Kerry Katona and friend of Pricey tells online bullies to ‘leave Katie alone.’
The ex-Atomic Kitten star has backed her long-term friend after it was revealed that she would be undergoing treatment at The Priory for post-traumatic stress disorder.
After hearing the verbal abuse aimed at Katie over her recent wild behaviour following her marriage breakdown and mum’s terminal illness diagnosis, former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry responded in the following way: “Everyone’s quick to jump on the bandwagon and notice all her faults.
“All I want to say to everyone is ‘lay off her’. Why not pull each other up?”
“No one is actually going ‘what’s the underlying problem of why she’s got to where she is at the minute?’.”
Kerry became close to Katie during their time on I’m a Celebrity in 2004.
Talking about when her first marriage to ex-Westlife star Brian McFadden ended, Kerry said: “I was living the dream and it all went t*ts up and everything started spiralling out of control.
“Everyone was saying ‘you’re this Kerry, you’re that, look at the state of her’. No one said: ‘Can we help you?’. ‘What’s the underlying cause?’
“Let’s take a step back and look at the reasons why people end up where they are.”
Mother Amy Price blames the exes for daughter’s state
The reality star’s mum claims that Katie’s exes are to blame for her fragile state, “Katie has been tearing herself apart for years.”
Accusing the men in Katie’s life of ‘using’ her for publicity, Amy lashed out at Katie’s estranged husband Kieran Hayler and exes Alex Reid and Peter Andre urging them to consider their own behaviour and “take some responsibility”.
“The men in her life have used Katie, and never, ever leave her alone.”
“And nearly all have been with her to raise their profile.”
Critics on twitter were quick to hit back at the comments made by Amy with many siding with Pete. Alison Maryon praises Andre for being a ‘fantastic dad,’ with Sally Randall agreeing: ‘What’s he done wrong nothing, but been a good parent.’
Though clearly not all are fans of Andre with some tweets including comments about him being ‘fake’ and ‘one of the biggest leaches’:
Mum points the fingers at the haters too
Amy also asserted that her 40 year old daughter had been persistently judged by the public over her appearance, career, finances and choices and that no-one is able to withstand such pressure. She said, “No mum or dad wants to see their child treated like this, watch as they crumble, and feel powerless to help. It’s unbearable.”
Desperate for the rehabilitation programme at the Priory to work, Amy said:
“Rehab is a commitment she has made to herself, so I hope others allow her the breathing space to do this, and to heal herself.”