‘It’s been a tough journey’: Katie Price RETURNS to social media after a week-long break to recover from surgery on her broken feet as she shares a cosy selfie with beau Carl Woods
Katie Price has returned to social media just a week after announcing she was taking a break to recover from surgery on her broken feet.
The former glamour model, 42, took to Instagram to share a snap from her wheelchair as she reflected on her ‘tough journey’ and reassured fans she’s ‘feeling stronger and determined.’
Last week Katie announced that she was taking a break from social media to heal after breaking both her feet and ankles in a horror accident.
She’s back! Katie Price has returned to social media just a week after announcing she was taking a break to recover from surgery on her broken feet
Katie shared a recent snap of her sat in her wheelchair with her booted feet, and wrote: ‘Happy Saturday. I’m back online and just want to thank everyone for all the love and support!
‘It’s a tough journey, but I’m feeling stronger and determined to get through this with all the support of my family, friends, followers and my amazing man @carljwoods.
‘Carl and I will be posting a lot more content together on our joint page @adventuresofkatieandcarl and look out for our new YouTube travel channel coming very soon.’
Back to business: The former glamour model reflected on her ‘tough journey’ and reassured fans she’s ‘feeling stronger and determined’ in her first post after returning to the platform
Exciting: Katie also announced her plans to launch a travel YouTube channel with beau Carol as she recovers from her injury
Mere hours later Katie went onto share a loved-up snap with her beau Carl Woods, 31, and penned the caption: ‘Saturday Vibes with my prince @carljwoods.’
It comes after Katie revealed she feared that her horrific foot injury would leave her ‘paralysed,’ after she plummeted 25ft off a wall at a theme park in Turkey and landed on her feet.
Katie explained how her feet are ‘destroyed’ following the incident, and admitted she has returned to The Priory to learn to ‘walk again.’
Nasty: It comes after Katie revealed she feared that her horrific foot injury would leave her ‘paralysed,’ after she plummeted 25ft off a wall at a theme park in Turkey
Katie, who was on holiday with her boyfriend Carl and her children Princess , 13, and Junior, 15, at the time, said doctors told her they have amputated legs with injuries similar to hers.
Speaking to The Sun, she said: ‘The doctors said I’m lucky I’m not dead. I could have hit my head and I could have been paralysed, I am actually lucky I landed on my feet.’
She added: ‘I thought, “I’m never going to walk again”. The doctors said they’ve cut off legs before after seeing injuries like mine.’
Katie underwent an eight-hour operation to rebuild her feet after she was ‘mucking about’ following a few drinks and jumped off what she thought was a ‘small wall’ at the Land of Legends theme park.
The model revealed how she has returned to The Priory because her ‘mental health’ has been ‘badly affected’ by her injuries.
Injury: The star revealed that doctors told her they have amputated legs with injuries similar to hers, and she was ‘lucky to be alive’ after the fall
Legs akimbo! Katie broke both her feet and ankles while on a family trip to Turkey after jumping off a 25ft wall
Katie last visited The Priory in September 2018 and spent 28 days in the facility after her family urged her to seek help following wild partying antics in Mallorca.
It comes as the star revealed how ‘everything’ has hit her ‘so hard’ and she feels ‘humiliated’ at the prospect of having to learn to ‘walk again’.
She spoke of how everyday tasks are ‘impossible’ including going to the toilet, cooking, reaching for the cupboards and taking a bath where she could ‘drown’.
Katie, who is also mother to Harvey, 18, Jett, seven, and Bunny, six, explained how she is ’embarrassed’ of having to be pushed around and told how people treat her ‘differently’.
She explained how she ‘feels sorry’ for boyfriend Carl who has doted on her since the accident and said that it is ‘demoralising’ seeing him push her in the wheelchair.
Take a break: The-mother-of-five announced last week that she was following doctor’s orders and taking a break from social media to heal following the horrific injuries
But the CBB star described how she would be ‘lost’ without her beau and revealed how she can still ‘keep Carl happy in the bedroom’ with him having ‘no complaints’.
However Katie also vowed that she is ‘never drinking again’ following the traumatising accident and plans to cover up her ‘mangled’ feet with tattoos.
It comes as Katie recently revealed she was stepping out of the spotlight on Thursday on medical advice as she has been told to ‘rest in order to heal’.
Family matter: Katie took some time out with her mother Amy, 68, and sister, Sophie, 30 last month as she recovered
Amid the social media hiatus, Katie appeared in a promotional fake tan video shared on her Instagram on Sunday evening – with her representatives confirming this was a pre-scheduled post.
They said: ‘I can confirm that Katie has not returned to social media. Katie’s team posted the Instagram and this was not posted by Katie herself.
‘It was filmed prior to her hiatus.’
The star posted a statement to Instagram Stories last month which read: ‘Katie is taking some time out of the media spotlight.
‘Her family and Dr’s have told Katie that she must rest in order to heal. Katie wants to thank everyone for their ongoing support and will be back when she feels ready.’
Katie’s representative told MailOnline: ‘Katie is taking a much needed break. Katie has found the past few weeks terribly draining, both mentally and physically challenging and in order to bounce back is convalescing.’
Stay strong: Katie also vowed that she is ‘never drinking again’ following the traumatising accident and plans to cover up her ‘mangled’ feet with tattoos