Katie Price has shared regret about how some of her behavior while she coped with trauma has been ‘upsetting’ for her family.
The glamour model will explore her mental health battles and how she has rebuilt her life after hitting rock bottom in upcoming Channel 4 documentary, Katie Price: Trauma and Me.
Speaking on Steph’s Packed Lunch on Thursday, the 44-year-old revealed it was difficult to watch back the hour-long programme, which sees her dad break down in tears.
Price went on to say the scenes had made her release ‘how much she’s hurt’ her family as she dealt with a series of horrific incidents.
She said: ‘I hate the fact that I’ve upset my family because I come from a normal family and it made me realise how much I’ve hurt them and it’s not that I meant to hurt them.
When I saw the documentary back like my dad is crying on it and to see your dad cry is like, “Jeez I’ve done that to them” and it’s awful. My mum’s ill and I don’t want to put her through it.
‘But at the same time, I can’t help what happened to me. I didn’t know how to cope with an uncomfortable situation and you spiral out of control and then the damage is done and you have to pick up the pieces.’
Opening up to host Steph McGovern, 40, Price said it had been difficult leading a life in the public eye and being ‘an open book for everyone to read.’
‘I’m human and I do have feelings. I had to let it out and talk to a therapist. It’s so good to talk about how you feel,’ she added.
Price previously opened up about being sexually assaulted during a carjacking in South Africa in 2018 when she was with her children and a film crew.
The former glamour model revealed how the terrifying incident prompted her to seek treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at The Priory clinic in London shortly after.
Moved by her story, Price has received supportive messages from fans and friends alike, including Towie star Yazmin Oukhellou and Nicola McLean.
Steph’s Packed Lunch is aired on Channel 4 weekdays from 12.30pm, while Katie Price: Trauma and Me airs Thursday, September 8 at 9pm on Channel 4.
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