Katie Price has been flooded with messages of support from her celebrity friends after opening up about her rape ordeal.
The TV personality, 44, will share an insight into her personal troubles in a new Channel 4 documentary, Katie Price: Trauma and Me, which is set to air on Thursday evening.
Ahead of the broadcast, Price explained that much of her trauma stems from her being carjacked in South Africa in 2018.
Price, her children and a film crew were ambushed by around six thugs when they were travelling from Johannesburg late at night.
The former glamour model revealed how she was sexually assaulted during the terrifying incident, prompting her to seek treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at The Priory clinic in London shortly after.
Moved by her story, Price has received supportive messages from fans and friends alike.
Towie star Yazmin Oukhellou wrote in her Instagram stories: ‘So proud of you @katieprice for coming out with your trauma. You have been through the most and I can’t even imagine going through such an ordeal.
‘Just know you are so strong and you’ve got this. Sending so much love.’
Price replied: ‘Thank you so much @yazminoukhellou can’t wait to catch up and know we are always there for each other.’
It comes weeks after Price herself sent Oukhellou a heartfelt message after the reality star was injured in a car crash that killed her boyfriend Jake McLean.
‘Thinking of you yaz.. please keep yaz in your prayers tonight,’ Price wrote hours after news of the crash broke in July.
Nicola McLean also sent kind words to Price and wrote in her Instagram stories: ‘So awful to read you went through the worst thing imaginable @katieprice stay strong hopefully after watching your program people will leave you alone.’
Price replied ‘thank you @nicolamclean30’ with a heart emoji.
Speaking to the Mail Online this week, Price opened up about how the carjacking contributed to her mental health struggles and even left her considering suicide, explaining: ‘The experience when I was filming with ITV in South Africa, we had no security, if we had security they would have been able to deal with the six guys that jumped us, held me at gunpoint and raped me.’
She added: ‘I hit severe depression a couple of years ago, depression on top of PTSD, I was suicidal, didn’t want to be here. I tried to kill myself.
‘I knocked myself out and had black eyes. I had bruises around my neck. I woke up. I didn’t want to be here.’
Victim Support offers support to survivors of rape and sexual abuse. You can contact them on 0333 300 6389.
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