Katie Price gives update on Harvey's condition: He's a 'fighter'

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·3-min read

Katie Price has said son Harvey is a “fighter” as she revealed she cannot be his bedside due to coronavirus restrictions.

The reality star’s 18-year-old son – who has a number of underlying health conditions – was admitted to Epsom Hospital on Sunday night with a high temperature and struggling to breathe and has been tested for COVID-19.

Price told her 2.2 million Instagram followers: “Hey Thank you for all your messages , I can confirm Harvey still in intensive care , he is more comfortable, it’s hard as due to limited visiting hours and covid I can’t be by his bed side , but he is being brave and strong , and able to face time him , I’ve let him know he has so much love and support and thank you.”

Katie Price says son Harvey is a fighter as he remains in intensive care. (Getty Images)
Katie Price says son Harvey is a fighter as he remains in intensive care. (Getty Images)
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She added: “Hey everyone thank you again for your messages means a lot to me . I’ve left the hospital for the evening and can confirm Harvey is still in intensive care & medical condition remains complex . I love him so much, he is so brave and fighter.”

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Price, 42, had previously written: “despite claims, he has not got Covid like reported”, but this line has since been deleted.

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Yahoo UK has contacted her representative for comment.

Harvey – who has Prader-Willi syndrome, which causes obesity, and is autistic and partially blind – has been tested for COVID-19.

Price’s representative said previously: "He's had the test because it's routine and not because they're worried that's what has caused him to go back into hospital and Katie remains calm.”

Harvey – whose estranged father is the former footballer Dwight Yorke – was previously admitted to hospital at the end of June after he complained of chest pains that felt “like needles”.

Price is also mother to son Junior, 14, and daughter Princess, 13, with first husband Andre, as well as six-year-old Jett and five-year-old Bunny with third husband Kieran Hayler.

WALSALL, ENGLAND - MAY 13:  Katie Price and Son, Harvey attend Sellebrity Soccer Match in aid of Smile For Joel and Compton Hospice at Banks' Stadium on May 13, 2017 in Walsall, England.  (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Katie Price is unable to be at Harvey's bedside due to coronavirus restrictions. (Getty Images)

Hayler commented on Instagram: “Strongest boy I know.”

Price’s ex-fiance Kris Boyson, who she dated for a year before their split last November, shared a message of support on his Instagram Stories.

He wrote: "No matter what happens in the past, I wish my little mate a speedy recovery".

He added: "HP" alongside a black heart emoji.

Price’s first husband Peter Andre has said he is “praying” for Harvey.

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Sister Princess, 13, posted a tribute to Harvey on her own Instagram page saying: “I love you Harv soo much! Your going to be fine! Think about the positives not the negatives.”

Katie Price with her son Harvey leaves Portcullis House in London after giving evidence to the Commons Petitions Committee where she called for online abuse to be made a specific offence.
Katie Price's eldest son Harvey is in intensive care. (PA)

And Junior commented “Love you Harv.”

Price recently revealed she has found love again with former Love Island star Carl Woods, who she has been dating for around a month.

Woods, 31, is a car salesman who also works as a Channing Tatum lookalike. He appeared on the ITV reality series in 2016.