Katie Price claims ‘traumatic build up’ led to drink-drive crash

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Katie Price shared that a ‘traumatic build up’ led to her drink-drive car crash last year as she joined today’s episode of Good Morning Britain.

The 43-year-old, who was spared jail and handed a 16-week suspended sentence last month following the single vehicle collison, stressed that she is now receiving weekly therapy to unpack her difficult past that she’s not yet confronted.

Speaking to Susanna Reid and Richard Bacon with her son Harvey, Katie said: ‘The events leading up to it were really traumatic and it’s still been traumatic after, so I’m not ready to talk about it yet.

‘What I can say is, I went to The Priory and I’ve made the decision to see a therapist every week forever to deal with the traumatic events that led me up into that car because I’m very good at hiding things.

‘When I’m ready to talk about it, I will come on and talk about it because there are reasons why I got in that car… my mental state.’

She added: ‘I feel ashamed about it all and everything Like I say, it was a traumatic build up to it. The reasons I’m still dealing with now.’

In December, Katie issued a statement following her day in court and said she was ‘sincerely grateful nobody was hurt’.

‘It’s been a really difficult time and I’m incredibly sorry for my actions – I’m sincerely grateful nobody was hurt – I realise the damage my actions could have caused not only to another family, but to my own as well,’ she wrote.

‘I’m now spending time getting better — mental health is a hidden illness and can strike at any time.

‘The triggers that cause my anxiety and behaviour are something I’m trying to understand, come to terms with, and learn to control moving forward.


‘This will be a long process for myself and something I’ll continue to work on for the rest of my life. It’s also something I can work on with my family so we can progress on a new chapter together.

‘Thank you for all the messages of goodwill that I’ve received. I’m going to surround myself with my loving family and friends and continue doing the work I love as it brings me enjoyment and helps my mental health.’

Katie was given a 16-week jail sentence suspended for 12 months, a two-year driving ban, 100 hours of unpaid work, 20 sessions of rehabilitation work with probation, and was ordered to pay £213.

District Judge Kelly told the court that Katie already owes £7,358 in relation to previous offences.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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