Speaking ahead of her harrowing documentary “Trauma and Me”, Katie Price revealed the shocking incident of her rape at gunpoint during a carjacking while filming in South Africa where this incident has tortured Katie Price to the point of suicide.

Katie Price Suffered PTSD and Attempt to Suicide After the Incident

Katie Price
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Price, 44, recalls the horrific carjacking in South Africa while filming for her Quest Red reality show ‘My Crazy Life’ and told Mail Online on the traumatic event that brought her to her breaking point, suffering a nervous breakdown and an attempt to suicide, where she ” knocked herself out and had black eyes” before seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

“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 said of the rape.

Price and the production crew were thrown out of the car by the attackers on a trip from Johannesburg to Swaziland, where they were in two transport vehicles. The vehicles were looted with laptops, iPads, passports, cash and jewellery in the vehicles, left behind the photographic equipment. The police never caught the criminals and when Price got home, she said the life-changing event had left her in need of trauma treatment.

Katie Price
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Reflecting on her rehab at The Priory, she adds that through therapy, she learned to deal with her past and recognize what triggered her. Katie elaborated: “I have had my eyes opened about a lot. When you go in The Priory, people assume that it must be for drinks or drugs. I have never ever been in The Priory for drink, drugs or addiction. I have been in the priory for trauma rehabilitation for PTSD.”

She continued, “Because of what people believe, it affects me. There is a stigma that if you go in The Priory, you are a wrong ‘un, but that’s not true. I think people who go in there are brave because they are facing their demons and whatever their problems are to make themselves a better person. Mental health it doesn’t matter how big or how small that my seem, if it’s big to someone then it’s big to them. It’s just different. Anything can happen.”

Price still goes to therapy and said that she wishes she would have done this years ago as it would have stopped a lot of things that she might have said or reacted to. In her latest documentary, Katie discusses what’s causing her mental health to deteriorate and the steps she’s taking to recover.

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