Katie Price’s son Harvey “stopped breathing” after a nightmare burning accident that saw him run into A&E.
The former glamor model first recalled the horrific moment she found Harvey moaning in pain in her bed during her 2017 appearance on Loose Woman.
At the time, the 43-year-old explained that the incident happened after returning home from horseback riding on New Year’s Eve in 2006, when she was in agony after watching her eldest go to her bathroom and turn on the hot tap.
Katie, who was three months pregnant with daughter Princess at the time, said she took off her trousers to find “skin and blood everywhere”.
He said: “He went to my bathroom, turned on the hot tap and burned his leg very badly. He was screaming in pain.
“He was in bed with his clothes on and I took off his trousers, which I don’t know now.
“There was skin and blood everywhere, and he groped his wounds. He could also die from stress, he would have to have an emergency injection,” Katie added at the time.
“The first thing I did was call an ambulance but I made sure I was calm and collected – it would have been terrible if I hadn’t.
“I could hear him screaming, but at the same time I knew I had to calm down so that the ambulance would know what had happened, and that really helped.”
However, Katie never revealed how bad things were for Harvey until now and admitted that the teen stopped breathing while an ambulance took her to the hospital.
In a new excerpt from his book Harvey & Me, published by Mirror, she wrote: “The paramedics gave Harvey his injection and then took him to the hospital. I traveled with him in the ambulance and it was a journey through hell.
“Harvey just didn’t seem to put up with it at all — and I became more and more frightened. At one point, it looked like Harvey wasn’t breathing.
“It must have only been a few seconds, but in those seconds, I really felt like I was losing my son. I was about three months pregnant with the princess at the moment, so I was also worried about what the stress would be. Baby will do.”
After the incident, Harvey was in the hospital for three months, but made a full recovery, while Katie safely welcomed her second child, Princess, with ex Peter.
Katie’s new book not only sheds light on Harvey’s health but also opens up about her split from Peter Andre.
Pete helped raise Harvey during the couple’s four-year marriage after the teenager’s biological father, Dwight York, abandoned her as a child.
But Katie says when they split in 2009 it had a huge impact on Harvey, who has Prader-Willi syndrome, autism and blindness, and admitted that he was “disturbed” by their divorce.
Katie also admitted that Pete’s visit to Harvey was cut short after the split because the teenager refused to see him, saying it was “stressful”.
However, the 19-year-old now prefers to watch him sing his duet A Whole New World on YouTube – much to his mother’s embarrassment.
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