Katie Price has shared some shocking images of her broken feet after facing fresh accusations she has lied about the extent of her injuries.
The model, 42, raised eyebrows when she was pictured enjoying a spot of snorkeling on her Maldives getaway, wearing flippers on her feet as she glided through the water.
Katie, who has been in a wheelchair since July, was helped into the water by her boyfriend Carl Woods before paddling off independently into the ocean.
Then in a video taken by a fan staying at the same resort, Katie was seen ‘walking’ for the first time on her fragile feet as she larked about in a restaurant.
The sightings have sparked questions from Katie’s critics that she could be faking the severity of her injuries after she previously claimed she was facing 18 months of rehabilitation.
The hate prompted Katie to hit back by posting a slew of graphic images taken after her surgery to Instagram.
One of the photos showed Katie’s swollen right foot, which was marked with a huge L-shaped scar running from her ankle down towards her toe with the same thick black stitches also appearing on her left side.
To further prove her point, Katie also shared X-ray images that showed the pins in her feet that have rendered her unable to walk for up to six months.
In the accompanying caption Katie did not hold back as she ranted about her ‘life-changing’ injuries.
“For people who said I haven’t broken my feet or people saying I had a bunion operation ( even though I’ve never had bunions) still won’t admit they wrongly accused me and speculated again saying I’ve made it all up , will now see I wasn’t lying to the point I’ve had MAJOR SURGERY to my life changing injuries and a MASSIVE THANKYOU TO THE INCREDIBLE SURGEONS who have made it possible for me to be able walk again in time and without them this wouldn’t have been possible
“Andy Roche , Tim Sinnett and Arash Aframiam you are incredibly at what you do ! Chelsea Westminster hospital have been amazing to me too ❤️❤️❤️❤.”
A representative of Katie said previously that she had been told by her medical team to take regular hydrotherapy (swimming) to help her injuries as it’s non weight bearing.
They added: “We’re delighted to see Katie’s making these positive strides however this was a split second of testing the waters and wearing her orthopedic boots that give full support.
“Indeed it looks like Katie’s walking but this is not unaided as she’s wearing her orthopedic boots and Carl is standing close by for support.
“Katie is however preparing to take her official first steps on the green light from her surgical team. This will be unaided without the use of her orthopedic boots.”
Back in July, Katie was rushed to hospital during a holiday Turkey after she jumped off a 25ft wall at a theme park and fracturing both heels.
Speaking of the horrific pain she was in afterwards, Katie revealed that doctors had told her she was lucky she was not dead or paralysed.
Katie has been spotted taking precaution on the trip; wearing her moon boots to dinner and getting Carl to carry her around.
During her swimming trip, she was seen with some bruising on her knees suggesting she has been crawling around to get by as she told fans she was having to do on Instagram when she came to term with her ‘new normal’ back in August.
As well as enjoying some much-needed relaxation on her latest break with Carl, it wasn’t all fun and games as Katie also had to take part in a bankruptcy hearing from the islands.
Speaking to the court in London via Skype, Katie apologised for not dealing with her issues sooner because of her mental health problems, but said she feels “progress is being made”.
The former glamour model was declared bankrupt in November last year and is now facing further proceedings over her finances.
️She told a previous hearing in July that she had “lost everything” and suffered a “bad breakdown” last year, following which she spent five weeks in The Priory.