Katie Price has checked herself into rehab, after her family confronted her over her wild partying.
The former glamour model has continued to hit headlines for her outlandish behaviour since her split from Kieran Hayler earlier this year – but now, she’s finally reached breaking point.
The mother-of-five checked into The Priory for a consultation on Wednesday, and was diagnosed with co-morbid post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
According to The Sun on Sunday, the 40-year-old will start 28 days of rehab on Monday.
Katie’s mum Amy, who has a terminal lung condition, admitted: “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. It’s unbearable.
“She is constantly judged on her kids, her home, work, financial situation, the way she looks, how she dresses and what she does. No person can take this kind of pressure and not succumb to it.
“Of course she has put herself in the public eye but she has been dealing with endless attacks as well as my illness,” she explained.
“Kate is a wonderful daughter and good mother — despite what everyone thinks. It’s important for Kate to know how much we all love her, and her children do too.
“They need their mother to love herself and to learn to cope better. She has been walking a fine edge lately, and everyone knows it.
“One day she will tell people what has caused all this and some people will hold their heads in shame. Kate is a fighter and the least likely person I know to feel sorry for herself. So to see her so completely lost has been terrifying.”
Katie has been struggling with her split from third husband Kieran Hayler in recent months, and has been clashing with her first husband Peter Andre over their two children, Princess, 11, and Junior, 13.
Amy added: “All the men in her life have used Katie, and never, ever leave her alone. And nearly all have been with her to raise their profile.”
“Kieran almost destroyed Kate with his behaviour, Alex (Reid) has been as bad, and Pete likes to portray himself as perfect. They all know that Kate is not perfect and they all know that if they wind her up she will react.
“Kate is stupid for reacting, but these men need to look at how they are behaving and take some responsibility.
“I am relieved that Kate has admitted she needs help to cope, to recognise her shortcomings and erratic behaviour, and to learn to love herself — to find the person inside she really is.
“Rehab is a commitment she has made to herself, so I hope others allow her the breathing space to do this, and to heal herself.”
The Sun on Sunday also reported that The Priory has put Katie on a curfew, but will allow her home in the evenings to care for her children.
The star is also banned from social media, and will have her phone confiscated.
As part of her treatment, Katie will be taught Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to cope with stress.
She will also be given Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), to help recognise destructive impulsive tendencies.