Katie Price says son Harvey remains in intensive care and medical condition is ‘complex’

Sarah Young

Katie Price has shared an update on her son Harvey’s condition and praised him for being “so brave”.

On Sunday evening, the former model announced on Twitter that Harvey, who has partial blindness, autism and Prader-Willi syndrome, had been admitted to intensive care.

Price did not confirm why her son had been sent to hospital.

Now, the 42-year-old has shared an update on Instagram, revealing that the 18-year-old is still in hospital and that his “medical condition remains complex“.

On Tuesday, the former model shared a photo of herself holding Harvey as a baby, alongside the caption: “I can confirm Harvey still in intensive care, he is more comfortable.

“It’s hard as due to limited visiting hours and Covid I can’t be by his bed side, but he is being brave and strong, and able to face time him.”

She continued: “I’ve let him know he has so much love and support and thank you.”

A few hours later Price shared another update alongside a photo herself and Harvey at an event and praised her son for being “so brave”.

“Hey everyone, thank you again for your messages means a lot to me,” she wrote.

“I’ve left the hospital for the evening and can confirm Harvey is still in intensive care and medical condition remains complex. I love him so much, he is so brave and fighter [sic].”

A number of people commented on the posts to express their hope that Harvey recovers soon, including his half-brother Junior, 15, who wrote “Love you Harv” followed by a heart emoji.

Price’s ex-husband, Kieran Hayler, also responded with a red heart and frog emoji, writing: “Strongest boy I know.”

The update comes a day after the former Loose Women panellist tweeted that messages of support were “really keeping me going”.

Harvey’s father is retired footballer Dwight Yorke, who Price dated in the early 2000s.

The TV star has five children in total, of which Harvey is the eldest. She shares two children with ex-husband Peter Andre and two children with Hayler.

Earlier this month, Price announced an upcoming BBC film about Harvey, which would see her “open up about what it’s really like to be a mum of a disabled child approaching adulthood”.

In June, she gave evidence to the Petitions Committee as part of its parliamentary inquiry into online abuse, during which she spoke about the impact social media abuse has had on her son.

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