Katie Price has finally spoke out after her drink-driving car crash as she admits “full responsibility” over the incident.
The former glamour model released a statement to the Sunday Mirror, via her worried family as she: “acknowledges and takes full responsibility for her recent actions; she knows they were wrong and apologises.”
The mother of five is still at The Priory rehabilitation centre where she is continuing to receive treatment and is said to be making positive progress.
The 43-year-old was banned from driving at the time of September’s crash, pleaded guilty to one count of drink-driving, one count of driving without insurance, and one count of driving while disqualified.
The court was told she was heard saying at the scene: “I took drugs, I should not be driving. I admit it all.” She will be sentenced on December 15.
While there was outrage from fans at Katie’s actions, her family have remained fully supportive.
They told the Sunday Mirror: “As a family we want to thank you all for the support and well wishes that Katie has received.
“It has been a tough time for us all. Kate is deeply loved and she loves her family, we are all there for her right now – and her children, who she loves dearly, are giving her strength as a mum.”
The statement comes as Katie releases her new memoir about life with her 19-year-old disabled son Harvey, titled Harvey And Me.
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Her family added of the new book: “Kate’s love for Harvey is something that can never be questioned, and in their new book, Harvey & Me, we hope you can gain a sense of their relationship, bond and further understand a day in the life with Harvey – we thank you for your continued support.”
The new memoir, published by Mirror books, details a series of revelations about Katie’s life with her son, who suffers from complex medical needs due to the rare genetic condition Prader-Willi Syndrome.
He has also been diagnosed with ADHD, autism and septo-optic dysplasia, which causes blindness.
The book talks about the moment Harvey’s father Dwight York cut off contact with his disabled son when he was just a child – telling Katie: “I’ve disowned Harvey out of my life. I don’t want anything to do with either of you.”
It also details some of the challenges Harvey faces, from searching the bin for food due to his insatiable hunger, to smashing up TVs and burning himself in the bath.
Katie writes: “I’ve actually found a local shop that sells cheap TVs because its just easier to keep buying new ones.”
However, in the book Katie also explains how Harvey has achieved more than she could ever have once imagined.
“I’m so proud of the man he has become,” she says. “He has such good banter. He’s an ambassador for the UK’s leading learning disability charity Mencap, he’s got his own BBC documentary Harvey and Me.
“He was even nominated for a National Television Award – more on that later – and he was shortlisted for Celebrity Of The Year at the National Diversity Awards for his charity work. Not bad, eh?!”