Katie Price confesses she didn't care if she died in drink-drive crash as trauma documentary airs

Watch: Katie Price said she felt suicidal at the time of the crash

Katie Price has admitted she did not want to live when she crashed her car drink-driving.

The 44-year-old reality star flipped her car while driving under the influence in the early hours of the morning in September 2021, and has now reflected on her state of mind at the time in new Channel 4 documentary Katie Price: Trauma And Me.

Price said: "The way I was, I didn't care if I died. A police officer took a photo of my car and put it on Twitter."

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Her mother Amy added: "Katie asked why she was still alive, so I'm not sure if she was attempting suicide. It was a cry for help. As a mum it's devastating, you never want to see your child go through this."

Katie Price said when she crashed her car she did not care if she died. (Channel 4)
Katie Price said when she crashed her car she did not care if she died. (Channel 4)

And Lee, the man who found the former glamour model after the crash said: "Katie was hysterical, she told me she didn't want to be here, 'I've had enough'. I gave her a cuddle and reassured her."

The documentary aired on World Mental Health Day and showed Price leaving court after pleading guilty to drink-driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.

After being being handed a 16-week suspended sentence and a two year driving ban she said: "I've decided to see a therapist every week for the rest of my life. Mental health is cruel, people don't understand it, you can't see it. I need help."

In the Channel 4 show Price also opened up about a previous attempt on her own life.

Katie Price details her suicide attempt in new documentary Trauma and Me. (Channel 4)
Katie Price opened up on her state of mind at the time of the crash in Trauma and Me. (Channel 4)

The documentary divided viewers. While some said they were moved by the level of trauma Price had faced in her life, others accused her of not taking responsibility for her own actions.

One viewer voicing support tweeted: "Watching Katie Price #TraumaAndMe ch4. Really like her. Her programmes about her and eldest son Harvey were inspirational. Now she's being brutally honest about her PTSD. Very inspiring. Wish her well. Her drink driving could have killed others and she has accepted her punishment."

But among those who were offended by the documentary was a viewer who said: "Katie Price has released yet another documentary where she has claimed to have mental illness and trauma. This would ring more true if she wasn't also trying to push an OnlyFans at the same time. Also this in no way makes up for all her dangerous and violent behaviour."

The model said she was diagnosed with PTSD after being raped at gunpoint in South Africa.

Katie Price opened up on her struggles with her mental health caused by past trauma. (Channel 4)
Katie Price opened up on her struggles with her mental health caused by past trauma. (Channel 4)

Price is mother to 20-year-old son Harvey, whose father is footballer Dwight Yorke and she shares Junior, 17, and Princess, 15, with first husband Peter Andre. She also shares nine-year-old son Jett and eight-year-old Bunny with third ex-husband Kieran Hayler.

She attended rehab at The Priory following the crash in 2021.

Price — who has previously spoken about her treatment for cocaine addiction — also returned to rehab at the beginning of 2020.

She began dating Carl Woods in June 2020 and in April 2021 they announced they were engaged to be married – her seventh engagement.

Katie Price on Good Morning Britain in September 2021. (ITV)
Katie Price crashed her car the morning after appearing on Good Morning Britain in September 2021. (ITV)

In August that year, Essex Police confirmed that an unnamed man had been arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and controlling behaviour following an alleged attack on Price in the early hours.

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Price - who was declared bankrupt in 2019 - is now registered as disabled after breaking both her feet when she fell from a 25ft wall in Turkey while on holiday in 2020.

For confidential emotional support at times of distress, contact The Samaritans at any time by calling 116 123 or emailing jo@samaritans.org.