Katie Price is pushed in her wheelchair by attentive beau Carl Woods
Katie Price is pushed in her wheelchair by attentive beau Carl Woods as they arrive for a hospital appointment… as star prepares for ‘major surgery’ after breaking both her feet in Turkey
She’s preparing to have ‘major surgery’ on her feet later this week after breaking them in a horrific accident while on holiday in Turkey.
And Katie Price put on a brave face as she arrived for an appointment at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London on Monday.
The former glamour model, 42, was helped from the car and into a wheelchair by her attentive beau Carl Woods, 31, before heading inside.
Helping hand: Katie Price was pushed along in a wheelchair by her attentive beau Carl Woods as she arrived at he Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London on Monday
Former Love Islander Carl was seen carefully lifting Katie from the black vehicle and easing her into the chair.
He then took control of the handles and rolled the mother-of-five into the hospital for her appointment.
Katie looked her usual glamorous self despite her painful injuries, donning a striped jumper and white shorts.
She wore her long blonde locks down and poker straight, rearranging them once Carl had helped her get comfortable in the wheelchair.
Appointment: The former glamour model put on a brave face as she arrived to have glittery casts put on her broken feet
Also on Monday, Katie shared an update to Instagram Stories showing her followers that she had bright purple and pink glittery casts put on her feet.
Katie sustained her horrific injuries during a ‘silly accident’ while holidaying in Turkey last month with Carl and her children Princess, 13, and Junior, 15.
She was rushed to A&E at the time and told that she might not walk for three to six months.
Since her return to the UK Katie has had several doctors appointments and it is now thought that she will have surgery in the next couple of days.
What a gentleman! Carl carefully supported Katie as she moved from the car to the chair
Slowly does it: The former Love Island hunk made sure the wheelchair was stable as his girl-friend moved towards it
Teamwork: Hunky Carl has been helping Katie get around since the horrific accident in Turkey
An a source told The Sun: ‘Katie’s surgery has been rushed forward to this week because doctors say her injuries are really bad – as severe as they could be.
‘She’s going in this week and the surgery will be a huge job. She won’t be able to walk for at least six months.’
‘Katie’s devastated, obviously, but also hopeful that the sooner the surgery happens, the quicker she can start on the road to recovery.’
When contacted by MailOnline, a representative for the star said: ‘Katie I can confirm will be undergoing major surgery this week to correct her injuries sustained on her recent holiday to Turkey.’
Ouch! Katie has broken both of her feet and taken to wearing knee pads so she can crawl around on the floor
Still glam: She managed to look her usual glamorous self, wearing her long blonde locks down
All an effort: The star carefully planned out her exit from the vehicle and appeared to be calling Carl for help as she moved
Need a hand? Before Carl walked over Katie perched on the car’s backseat
Off she goes: It was reported on Monday that Katie will have ‘major’ surgery on her feet this week
Katie explained what happened to her feet on her YouTube channel. She said: ‘Silly me, at my age, should calm things down. Basically, silly little accident. I was running and jumped over a wall, as it was a little shortcut, and didn’t really judge the height.
‘I just sort of fell funny on my ankles and I fractured the hairline on my heels and stuff. The hospital here wanted to operate and wanted to put pins in and stuff. Because I’m away, I’d rather wait until I get home.’
She continued: ‘It’s the most painful thing ever. Like when I was trying to put the cast on, I was screaming in pain. They said I won’t be able to walk for three to six months.’
Not her usual accessories: Katie revealed that she’s had purple and pink glittery casts put on her feet while hitting out at trolls who claimed she was faking her injuries
Wheeling: The former glamour model rearranged her tresses once she was in the wheelchair
Road to recovery: Katie has many appointments ahead of her and it could be six months before she can walk properly again
Looking good: The mother-of-five wore a full face of makeup for her hospital appointment and a comfortable striped jumper
The TV personality had to spend a night in hospital after fracturing both ankles after she jumped off a wall at the holiday theme park, Land Of Legends.
According to doctors, she will need pins in her feet which will undoubtedly be another agonising experience.
Katie thought she might have to cut her holiday short to head home with her Love Island beau, Carl.
However, she decided to endure the pain and ride it out in Turkey for the sake of her children so that they could enjoy the rest of their holiday.
Team work: The couple worked together as they arrived for the appointment
Long road ahead: It could take many months for Katie to be able to move around freely again and she is preparing for ‘major surgery’ on her feet
Caring: Carl doted on his girlfriend as he helped her move around at the London hospital
And they’re off: Carl accompanied Katie for her appointment, with her previously gushing about how helpful he has been since the accident
Painful: Katie has had to start wearing knee pads to help her get around on her own without being in too much pain
Carl has been by Katie’s side throughout the ordeal, and as they arrived back home on Wednesday it’s been revealed the smitten pair are planning to move in together.
A source told The Sun: ‘She was talking about moving in with Carl before the holiday to Turkey, and being together 24/7 has only encouraged her to officially move in together.
‘They’re house-hunting together in Essex this week and can’t wait to live together. They’re extremely loved up and her kids have given him the thumbs up. She’s over the moon.’
Sad: Katie revealed on Thursday she had received some ‘devastating news’, amid claims that she won’t be able to walk for six months
Holidaying: She recently explained she broke her ankles and feet during a ‘silly accident’ while on holiday with Carl and her kids Princess, 13, and Junior, 15
A representative for Katie confirmed the plans, explaining: ‘As Katie is temporarily wheelchair-bound, something no one could have foreseen, she has voiced the possibility of looking for a property that would work better for her wheelchair access and mobility scooter.
‘Carl as Katie’s carer would be living with her. There is a lot to consider: Katie’s rehabilitation, the children, school, respective family, work commitments.
‘Essex would be a probable location – Katie however remains in her current rented property in Surrey.’
Earlier this week Katie slammed trolls who accused her of faking her injury – as her daughter Princess claimed her mother won’t walk properly for a year.
Riding it out! Katie thought she might have to cut her holiday short to head home with her Love Island star beau but managed to make it through to the end of the trip
Devastating: In the post she shared with fans on Instagram, Katie wrote, ‘Just finished my appointment with my consultant and surgeon about my feet’
Taking to an Instagram video, the mother and daughter addressed those who have accused them of lying – after one troll claimed Katie was in fact abroad having bunion surgery.
‘By the way, someone said on my Instagram, ”Oh she has had bunions done on both feet!”
‘Well, when I have the X-rays and show you, I haven’t had bunions, I have never had bunions in my life!’ Katie insisted.
Princess then chimed in, saying: ‘She’ll be in a wheelchair for three to six months – but she won’t walk for a year!’
Trooper! Katie is now preparing for surgery and a long recovery time after the painful accident
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