Katie Price looks tense on way to rehab as she’s seen for first time since court
Katie Price has been seen for the first time since court as she was photographed on her way to rehab.
The former glamour model, 43, has pleaded guilty to drink-driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance following a crash near her home in Sussex on Tuesday.
The mother-of-five was involved in a single-car collision that left her BMW flipped on its side on the B2135 near Partridge Green.
Katie’s sentencing has now been deferred until December 15 to allow her to have treatment at the Priory Centre and speak to the probation service.
After her appearance in court, Katie was photographed driving through London on her way to the Priory.
The star looked downcast and tense as she sat in the passenger seat of a Fiat 500.
Katie held her hand to her forehead as she sported a pink sweatshirt after pleading guilty to the charges.
She was told that her sentence would be deferred on the condition that she have treatment at the Priory Centre, not commit any further offences, and be banned from driving in the interim.
The reality TV star was told she must also engage with the probation service so a report can be prepared.
It will not be the first time that Katie has had a stint at the facility as she checked into rehab in September 2018 in order to tackle her drug issues.
She spent 28 days in the facility after deciding to receive professional help after depending on cocaine to numb the pain of her problems.
Following her recent arrest, Katie’s worried family spoke out to share their concerns for her mental wellbeing.
A statement released read: “This message has been written by Kate’s family.
“As a family we have for some time been concerned about Kate’s wellbeing and overall mental health. Today our worst fears nearly came true. As a family we have been and will continue to help Kate get the help she needs.
“We hope that she will realise that she cannot battle her issues alone. We would kindly ask that the media and wider public give Kate the time and space she needs to seek the necessary treatment, so that she can hopefully return to the Kate we know and love as a mother, daughter and sister.
“We are concerned and worried about her deeply, we know she lives her life publicly and to many, she is fair game, but as a family we hope she can find her path privately moving forward during this very difficult period in her life.
“We are not asking for sympathy – just that it is recognised that Kate is unwell.
“We take great comfort in reading the messages of support and love for Kate that we will pass on to her, in the hope that these positive messages will help spur her on.
“It takes great strength for one to acknowledge they need help, we hope the door is now open for Kate to learn to love herself and to be happy within. Mental illness is not a personal failure.”
Katie’s fiancé and former Love Island star Carl Woods also rushed to declare his love for the star following her drink-driving arrest.
Carl confessed that he will always love Katie, as he described her as a ‘rough diamond’.
Taking to his Instagram Stories, Carl penned: “Relationships are tested, people test each other. But when you love someone like I love Katie, you enjoy the highs and good times together, and that bond is tested during the low and difficult times together.
“Katie is a rough diamond. She has her imperfections. However, they make her perfect to me.
“She just needs that extra help to be polished. The sunlight will shine through her once again and the sparkles that she brings to everyone will return.”
Katie is due to be sentenced on December 15.