Katie Price's mum discusses star's drink-drive crash: Think about Harvey

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Katie Price's terminally ill mother has spoken about the reality star's drink-drive crash, urging her daughter to think of the consequences for her son Harvey.

The 43-year-old reality star and mother-of-five - who escaped a jail sentence shortly before Christmas after pleading guilty to the driving offences - discussed the crash in an emotional chat with her mum Amy Price in new BBC documentary Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next.

Amy tearfully told her: "Everyone's had to step up and help protect you now. Imagine if something had happened in that accident. How do you think Harvey would have coped?"

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She added: "For you to do what you did do, it must have been something dreadful.

<p>Katie Price's terminally-ill mother Amy asked the former model what would have happened to her son Harvey had she not survived the drink-driving crash that left her car overturned. The moment was captured on camera for the BBC documentary What Harvey Did Next.</p>
Katie Price's terminally-ill mother Amy urged her to think of the consequences for Harvey. (BBC)

"For me to have a phone call saying 'I've just had a crash.' It was unbelievable, I couldn't believe it.

"I was speaking to this guy who got you out of the car and he was saying to me I don't know how she survived this. You saying to them, 'I don't know why I'm still here.'"

Amy was diagnosed with terminal breathing condition idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) four years ago, which causes scarring on her lungs and makes it difficult to breathe.

Katie Price's terminally-ill mother Amy asked the former model what would have happened to her son Harvey had she not survived the drink-driving crash that left her car overturned. The moment was captured on camera for the BBC documentary What Harvey Did Next.
Katie Price's terminally-ill mother Amy became emotional as she dicussed the crash. (BBC)

Katie told her: "There's no one to blame for me getting in that car for myself. I wasn't telling myself don't get in the car I was saying I just need to go. I'm lucky.

"There's consequences for that night I need to put up with now. I need to see a therapist once a week because I need to learn to cope when these situations happen. I don't want to go into self-destruct."

Katie's younger sister Sophie Price also discussed the crash in the documentary.

She said: "When people have mental health problems, they're good at covering it up. She doesn't really talk about her feelings that much. It's good because she's now talking to us about them.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 01/03/2022 - Programme Name: Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next - TX: n/a - Episode: Katie Price: What Harvey Did Next (No. n/a) - Picture Shows:  Katie Price, Harvey Price - (C) Richard Ansett - Photographer: Richard Ansett
Katie Price has made another BBC documentary with her son, 'What Harvey Did Next'. (BBC)

"We've made it clear to her if something is wrong or you're not feeling right, you've got to just be open and tell us. She could've killed someone, she could've killed herself. Harvey's not aware of the situation and he wouldn't understand it."

Harvey, 19, was born with Prader-Willi syndrome - which causes extreme appetite and weight gain - partial blindness and severe autism.

Katie has won praise for opening up about life raising her disabled son in BBC documentary Katie Price: Harvey & Me.

Read more: Harvey smashes college door in BBC documentary

The former glamour model - who was declared bankrupt in 2019 - is also mother to Junior, 16, and Princess, 14, with first husband Peter Andre; and Jett, eight, and Bunny, seven, with third husband Kieran Hayler.

Katie Price and son Harvey
Katie Price discusses what it is like raising son Harvey. (BBC)

She is now registered as disabled after breaking both her feet when she fell from a 25ft wall in Turkey while on holiday in 2020.

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