Katie Price’s decision to go to rehab was influenced by her mum, new reports claim.
The mum of five, 40, checked into a rehabilitation centre at the weekend after suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Now, The Sun have reported that former Loose Women panelist – who was recently axed from Dancing On Ice after her decision to seek treatment – made the decision after being encouraged by her terminally ill mother, Amy Price.
“Amy and Katie are very close and Katie’s always asking her if there’s something she wants to do before she gets too unwell,” an insider told the publication.
“Amy basically said it was her dying wish for Katie to sort her life out and get help.
“There’s no way she could refuse. The decision was made between Katie, her management and her family that she would go to The Priory.”
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday as the news broke, Amy opened up about her daughter’s decision to seek help.
“No parent wants to see their child crumble. It’s unbearable,” she said.
“Kate has been her own worst enemy and behaved like an idiot at times but she has been tearing herself apart for years.
“To see what Katie is going through and how she has been treated hurts me and my family.
“No mum or dad wants to see their child treated like this, watch as they crumble, and feel powerless to help.”
Katie’s mother said rehab is a commitment her daughter made herself and they are hoping the break will allow her to focus on healing herself.