Katie Price’s family have issued a statement to say that they are “concerned and worried deeply” over the star’s wellbeing after she was reportedly arrested earlier this morning.
This afternoon it was reported that the TV personality was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and taken to hospital following a car crash.
Katie, who was last seen in public on Monday morning on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, has not addressed the matter but her family released a public plea over her mental health.
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A statement posted to the mum-of-five’s Instagram account read: “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 she cannot battle her issues alone. We would kindly ask that the media and wider public give Kate the time 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 spur her on.”
It is reported that Katie was arrested and taken to hospital on Tuesday morning following a car crash.
A Sussex Police spokeswoman told The Mirror: “Police responded to reports of a single-vehicle collision on the B2135 near Partridge Green around 6.20am on Tuesday (September 28).
“A woman, 43, was arrested on suspicion of driving while above the legal limit for alcohol and drugs, and has been taken to hospital to be checked over.”