Watch: Katie Price's kids issue drugs ultimatum
Katie Price's children have warned her to stay off drugs or they will cut her out of their lives.
The mum-of-five has said told The Sun that — if challenged — she will have regular drug tests to prove she’s clean after her five-week stint in The Priory last October.
"All the kids say that I am so much better now. But they say, ‘mum if you ever get back to how you were, we are never going to speak to you again’”
“I tell them they never have to worry because I wouldn’t go back there.” Price said.
At the time, Price was dealing with an onslaught of personal problems, including helping care for her terminally ill mum and disabled son Harvey, dealing with a bitter court battle with ex-husband Kieran Hayler and being declared bankrupt, this caused her to turn to drink and drugs.
She finally checked herself into The Priory in October after her behaviour and partying tendencies became out of control, begging staff, "Don't let me kill myself."
Upon telling her kids about the reasons why she used the class A drug, the children gave her the ultimatum.
Explaining why she made the brave decision to be so honest to her children she said: "My kids thought I had lost the plot and was partying.
"They didn’t realise it was me breaking down trying to block things out — they needed to know the truth.
Growing up as a young boy in the public eye, Price recalls: “Junior didn't understand at the time but he looks back and says he feels bad because he realises more about mental health and what I was going through. He says he wishes he could have spoken up.
"I think in the past year and a half mental health has been spoken about much more.
"I am now able to tell them that the reason that I did coke was to block things out. I've explained to him it wasn’t because I wanted to do it.
“I just couldn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel and now he understands it. It’s just a build up of stuff.”
Confirming that she is now clean and determined to prove to her children that she has made the change for good she said: "I haven’t drank and I definitely wouldn’t do the coke again.
"I will do drug tests again so nobody can ever accuse me of anything again too.”
Reflecting on her life before her self-admittance to The Priory she said: “Everyone has a breaking point and I did.”
“My mum was there for me and all my family was, I can say that I have a very good family. I am very fortunate, I have such a good family, I can never fault them."