Katie Price has opened up on the constant pain she now endures after badly breaking her feet while on holiday last year, saying she refuses to take painkillers out of fear of addiction.
The 42-year-old shattered bones in both her feet while on holiday in Turkey last year and is now regarded as ‘disabled’ as she continues the painful recovery.
The accident left Katie in a wheelchair and unable to walk for months, but she’s insisted on not using medication to help with the pain.
She told The Sun this week: ‘I’ve been given two sets of painkillers but I can’t take them because I’m scared of becoming addicted, so I’m just in constant pain.’
Katie this week celebrated a year of sobriety after seeking treatment at The Priory for substance abuse issues.
In August the former model – who described the pain in her feet like you’re being electrocuted, ‘like shocks of lightning shooting up my feet all day’ – ‘fell funny on her ankles’ after misjudging the height of a wall, which was over 20ft.
She was left unable to walk, saying that she’s now sent off for a ‘disabled’ blue badge so she can park next to shops.
Katie said: ‘I will never be the same, I’ve had to accept that, but I’m staying positive.
‘The accident has changed my life and it’s only just sunk in if I’m honest.
‘I’ve got a limp when I walk now as one leg is longer than the other because of all the metal in the foot — I waddle like a duck. It does make me feel a bit paranoid.’
Speaking to the Loose Women panel on Friday’s show, Katie recalled the nasty accident and said she was told she may not be able to walk for 18 months.
She said: ‘I can only be on my feet for about 20 minutes a day, I will never be able to run again.
‘So all those marathons that I would like to have done, I am going to have to do bikes. I am trying to find a positive with everything. I can still ride my horses.’
On what the future holds for Katie after the incident, she continued: ‘[The doctors] said for life I will be in pain, I will get arthritis, I don’t want to rely on painkillers – that’s not me. It is absolutely life-changing.
‘They say if it was on my back it would have been paralysing and if it was on my head, I would have been dead.’
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