Katie Price has been warned by doctors that she must keep her legs elevated in order to aid her recovery, after she was rushed to A&E at Epsom
Katie Price has been warned by doctors that she must keep her legs elevated in order to aid her recovery, after she was rushed to A&E at Epsom hospital in Surrey.
The former glamour model, 42, was said to have been in ‘excruciating agony’ earlier on Saturday when she’d visited the hospital, but The Sun have now claimed she has been allowed to return home.
A source speaking to the publication claimed: ‘Katie has been sent home and told in no uncertain terms that she must keep her legs up or they won’t heal properly.’
Medical advice: Katie Price was warned by doctors to keep her feet elevated as she returned home on Saturday after being rushed to hospital following surgery on her broken feet
The insider went on to say: ‘She’s just going to have to lie down and give herself time to heal.’
MailOnline has contacted Katie’s representatives for comment.
It was reported earlier in the day that she was suspected to have an infection and required further treatment at Chelsea and Westminster hospital, just a week after undergoing major surgery.
The star broke both her feet during a freak accident while on a family holiday in Turkey earlier this month.
Warning: Katie was advised by her doctors that her feet ‘won’t heal properly’ if she didn’t keep them elevated during her recovery period
Ouch! Katie was rushed to A&E at Epsom hospital in Surrey earlier in the day in ‘excruciating agony’ after undergoing her major surgery
An insider told The Sun: ‘Katie was in excruciating agony all night, couldn’t eat, couldn’t focus and nothing was working. Painkillers weren’t touching it so pals rushed her to A&E in Epsom.
‘Doctors decided to move her to the Chelsea and Westminster hospital for further treatment but the fear is she could have an infection.’
A representative for Katie Price told MailOnline: ‘She had a terrible night. I can confirm Katie was taken to her local A&E hospital ( Epsom ) and then referred back to the Chelsea and Westminster.’
It comes after Katie was left devastated after a surgeon confirmed the extent of her ‘smashed’ feet and stated she ‘couldn’t have done a worse job’ of injuring herself.
Pain! An insider said: ‘Katie was in excruciating agony all night, couldn’t eat, couldn’t focus and nothing was working. Painkillers weren’t touching it so pals rushed her to A&E in Epsom’
Taking to her YouTube channel on Friday, Katie explained: ‘The surgeon made it clear that I couldn’t have done a worse job to myself.
‘They’re smashed, broken and it’s bad, really bad. It’s bad, life changing injuries what I’ve done, so they’re just going to do their best.’
She shared her doctor’s recent diagnosis before entering surgery on August 14 2020, as they confirmed her injuries are ‘life-changing’ and will leave her with horrendous scars.
‘I couldn’t have done a worse job’: Katie was left devastated as she revealed in a YouTube video on Friday the extent of her ‘life-changing’ injuries after breaking both her feet in Turkey
Katie discussed her shock at hearing the news while wearing a medical robe and resting on her hospital bed, as she prepared for her next operation at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital.
Katie recorded herself eight hours later following the operation,and she seemed in brighter spirits as the anaesthetic slowly wore off.
She revealed that a member of staff told her, when they opened her legs up in surgery, they were more ‘smashed and mangled’ than they appeared on the x-ray and the op was much harder than anticipated.
Operation: The former glamour model previously shared footage from her operation at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital on August 14 2020 to try and repair her broken feet
Doting boyfriend: The reality star was joined at the hospital by her doting boyfriend, Carl Woods, and she called her mother to update her on the diagnosis before entering surgery
They confirmed she will have significant scarring on both feet, and healing improvements will begin when they remove both casts in approximately three months time.
Following the surgery, Katie had a new sense of determination, as she declared: ‘I don’t care where the scar is, I’m going to learn to walk again, I am going to walk again!’
Katie experienced the horrendous accident after she jumped off a wall at the Land of Legends theme park in Turkey and broke both her ankles and feet.
Recovery: According to doctors it could take up to two years before Katie can walk again and she will only start making significant healing improvements when they remove her casts
After returning to the UK earlier this month, she has attended several hospital appointments and might not be able to walk for another two years as she recovers from the horrific injuries
Her doting boyfriend Carl Woods, 31, was on hand to look after Katie in the video and would carry her around.
Meanwhile Katie would crawl on the floor at her home in a bid to avoid any pressure on her feet.
Stay strong: According to the reality star, she is convinced she will make a full recovery and doesn’t care about scarring on her feet as long as she is able to walk again