Katie Price's mum Amy: 'I have a terminal lung condition. I'm writing letters to all the family to remember me'
KATIE PRICE'S MUM OPENS UP ABOUT BEING TOLD SHE ONLY HAS FIVE YEARS TO LIVE
Katie's brave mum Amy joined us to talk about the heartbreaking news that she has a terminal lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which has an average life expectancy of three to five years after diagnosis.
'It's not sunk in yet,' Katie - who also revealed she recently had a miscarriage four days before she found out husband Kieran had cheated on her again - said. 'She's so healthy and out going. It's not hit me yet. I was with my mum when she got the diagnosis. You just want to know the facts.'
And Amy herself opened up about dealing with the condition.
'I've been going back to the doctor for asthma and have had a little cough for years,' Amy explained. 'Then I had a chest infection so had a chest x-ray and something showed up. I was referred to a specialist, Toby. It's idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, scarring of the lungs. It's progressive and in the end I won't be able to breath.'
Amy's specialist Toby was sat in the audience said, 'There are people who defy expectation and are still seeing me after 10 years. Amy is doing lots of fitness.'
'Kate, Sophie and my son Dan... I know I've got it but I don't feel bad,' Amy said. 'It's the way we deal with things is, "What's the next stage, how to we deal with it?" There has to been a cure for this because there isn't a cure. One in 100 people die of this in the UK. I've never smoked and have always gone to the gym every morning. I'm fuming over it. I've been healthy all my life.'
'I'm not going to peg off yet until Katie is settled. It's time she got herself together and took herself more seriously,' Amy - who is supporting the British Lung Foundation Big Breakfast event - told her daughter. 'I'm planning to write letters to the family. I can keep going so long but then, that's it. I want to make sure all my thoughts on everyone it written down so they have a reminder of me.'
Watch the video to see the full interview with Katie and Amy.
For more information go to the British Lung Foundation website www.blf.org.uk.