Katie Price reveals that her disabled son Harvey, 21, was taken to hospital after he called her up in tears
Katie Price revealed that her son Harvey was taken to hospital after he called her up in tears.
Harvey, 21, had been complaining about ‘problems’ with his ear before the glamour model, 45, took her disabled son for treatment, with Katie sharing his struggles on her podcast The Katie Price Show.
‘I’m going to see Harvey on Wednesday, he’s having real problems with his ear. They’ve syringed his ear out at the hospital again yesterday.
‘He’s calling me going – crying – “Mum!”, and all that.’
Harvey is blind, autistic, has septo-optic dysplasia and a learning disability, and is one of the 2,000 people in the UK with Prader-Willi syndrome, a genetic disorder.
Katie was Harvey primary caregiver until he turned 19. Since then he’s been living independently at the specialist further education institute National Star College in Gloucestershire.
She continued: ‘Last night when he went to bed they put a bandage around his head to stop him doing that with his ear.
‘So he’s phoning me feeling sorry for himself. I’m going to go see him on Wednesday.’
Katie continued: ‘All he wants to do is stay in a hotel and I know why, because he wants all the room service.
‘But his behaviour is so bad at the moment and his ear doesn’t help. Like, I can bring him home but he will smash everything.’
He had to draw a picture longer than 20 metres, and achieved it when he drew the 21.3 metre-long picture of his favourite train – a Thameslink engine and carriages.
Harvey spent four weeks making the artwork as he is keen artist and train enthusiast – with his favourite train being the Gatwick Express.
Adjudicators from Guinness World Records travelled to the college and with the help of staff, unrolled the drawing in a courtyard to measure it.
After confirming Harvey had set a new world record, they presented him with a certificate in front of his mother, teachers and friends.
The record was achieved under the Guinness World Records impairments initiative, which has been developed alongside Mencap.
The initiative allows reasonable adjustments to be made for record bids to better include people with learning disabilities.