It has now been claimed blackmailers threatened to beat up the 39 year old’s eldest son, Harvey Price.
According to the Sunday Mirror, the mum of five called police after her management team received an email demanding £50,000 – or they would beat the 15 year old up.
They allegedly also asked for an Armani dress.
“The threat is still very real. An awful email was sent and Katie is terrified for Harvey’s safety,” a friend reportedly told the publication.
“The police are giving Katie protection. She never cancels work but what is going on is so serious she just needed to be at home.
“The whole family are terrified. Katie said she will take these people to justice – she won’t have her son targeted any more.”
Katie Price is all smiles as she’s joined by children Princess and Junior at Shocktober Fest despite ongoing drama surrounding her and Chris Hughes [Wenn]
The Sunday Mirror also reported the Celebrity Big Brother winner is under police guard at her home, following the threat.
Katie recently made headlines after confirming she was pulling out of her tour, in Manchester, on Saturday, October 14.
While the Loose Women star did not go into detail about what had happened, she apologised to upset fans.
In a statement posted on Twitter, she told her 2.17million followers: “Unfortunately I have been left with no choice than to postpone my show in Manchester this evening due to an urgent family matter involving the police and one of my children.
“For all my fans and for everyone that has bought tickets to tonight’s show I am sorry to let you down last minute.
“This is something out of my control. Please contact the box office for more information. KP xxx.”
She later added: “In bed can’t sleep my poor little head can’t switch off! I’m on mummy guard too.”
OK! Online has contacted Katie’s reps for a comment.