Reality TV star, Katie Price has opened up on her wish for her autistic son, hoping that he dies before she does, just after doctors issued a stark warning about Harvey’s health.
The 42-year-old was left fearing the worst earlier this week when her eldest son was rushed to the hospital, after falling ill at daughter Princess’ birthday party.
He was discharged and is currently recovering at home. Speaking about his condition, the mum-of-five said she was warned by health experts that he is at serious risk of dying from a heart attack if they don’t make changes.
And she confessed that she hopes the 18-year-old will ‘go’ before she dies, as he won’t be able to cope without her.
“The doctors have told me he’s at high risk of having a heart attack,” she told the Sun.
“I know it’s horrible to say, but I wish he’d go before me because he wouldn’t cope without me.
“He’d be so heartbroken and wouldn’t understand where I’d gone.’ Katie also confessed her worries over Harvey’s health as he ‘weighs 27-and-a-half stone’ and gets ‘out of breath’ from walking up the stairs.
“I can’t see him living past 50 unless we sort his weight and his breathing out,” she added.
“We try everything but cutting down food is hard.’ Harvey is blind and autistic, and has also been diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome – which affects his speech and movement. People with Prader-Willi are constantly hungry, which can lead to obesity.
The teenager suffered from chest pains at Princess’ birthday party and was rushed to hospital in an ambulance.
The Celebrity Big Brother winner later shared a video on YouTube, telling fans:
“He kept complaining of chest pains. I said ‘how does it feel?’ and he said ‘like needles.’ Straight away, because of his complex needs, do I call the doctor or do I call the ambulance? ‘I don’t like it when people waste ambulances’ time. He’s at high risk because of coronavirus, he’s high risk because of his obesity and the steroids he’s on and his medical condition so I did call 999.”
Katie was reportedly supported by ex-husbands Kieran Hayler and Peter Andre over the ordeal.
“Both Pete and Kieran messaged Katie afterwards, offering help and support,” an insider told the Sun.
“She’s on really good terms with them now and they were both Harvey’s stepdad once, and he’s their children’s brother.
“They were both relieved when Harvey was discharged and went home.”