Katie Price is attending a 28-day treatment programme in The Priory rehab centre following her recent arrest, which means she will miss her son Harvey’s talent show
Katie Price will miss her son Harvey’s talent show after being ordered to go to rehab by a judge.
The former glamour model, 43, checked into The Priory rehab centre for a 28-day treatment programme after pleading guilty to driving offences.
She had been due to attend the Autism’s Got Talent Roadshow online event on October 2 but will be in rehab instead.
Both Katie and Harvey, 19 are anti-bullying ambassadors for the autism charity.
The Mirror has contacted a rep for Katie Price and is currently awaiting comment.
During her appearance at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, Katie confessed to drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance following a crash near her home in Sussex on Tuesday.
She was told by Chair of the bench Julie Hutton that her sentence would be deferred on the condition that she have treatment at the Priory Centre, not commit any further offences, and be banned from driving in the interim.
Katie was told she must also engage with the probation service so a report can be prepared.
She is due to be sentenced on December 15.
Ms Hutton handed Katie Price an interim driving ban, warning her: “We regularly send people to prison for driving whilst disqualified.”
She told her: “On that basis, Ms Price, you are free to go and good luck at the Priory.”
The court also heard that after being confronted by police at the scene, Katie was heard saying: “I took drugs, I should not be driving, I admit it all.”
A drugs wipe gave a positive reading for cocaine, prosecutor Debbie Jones told the court.
Defence solicitor Joe Harrington described it as a “one off” incident and said Katie had been home and feeling lonely and decided to visit a friend.
“She has had a lot of personal problems recently,” he told the court. “Currently she is in the process of bankruptcy proceedings, so her house may be repossessed.
“So, quite a lot going on in this lady’s life, a really difficult period.
“As I understand it, she had been drinking, she was lonely, and she decided to go and see a friend who lived a relatively short distance away and that is when the incident happened.”
Earlier this week, Sussex Police confirmed Katie was charged following a crash near her home in Sussex on Tuesday.
A photo from the scene showed a car on its side and partially in the bushes that line the side of the narrow road.
A Sussex Police statement said: “Katie Price, 43, Horsham, was charged with using a motor vehicle on a public place without third party insurance and driving whilst disqualified.
“She was remanded in custody and will appear at Crawley Remand Court on Wednesday 29 September).”
Katie’s worried family spoke out, following her arrest, to share their concerns for her mental wellbeing, saying in a statement: “This message has been written by Kate’s family.
“As a family we have for some time been concerned about Kate’s wellbeing and overall mental health. Today our worst fears nearly came true. As a family we have been and will continue to help Kate get the help she needs.
“We hope that she will realise that she cannot battle her issues alone. We would kindly ask that the media and wider public give Kate the time and space she needs to seek the necessary treatment, so that she can hopefully return to the Kate we know and love as a mother, daughter and sister.
“We are concerned and worried about her deeply, we know she lives her life publicly and to many she is fair game, but as a family we hope she can find her path privately moving forward during this very difficult period in her life.
“We are not asking for sympathy – just that it is recognised that Kate is unwell.
“We take great comfort in reading the messages of support and love for Kate that we will pass on to her, in the hope that these positive messages will help spur her on.
“It takes great strength for one to acknowledge they need help, we hope the door is now open for Kate to learn to love herself and to be happy within. Mental illness is not a personal failure.”