KATIE Price has told how time with her “nearest and dearest” has put her back on the road to recovery.
The 42-year-old announced she was taking time out as she battles agonising injuries to her feet.
As we revealed yesterday Katie has spent the weekend away with her mum and other close pals.
And sources close to the mum-of-five says it was “just what the doctor ordered”.
“Kate has had a really hard few weeks,” the source says. “Injuring her feet was bad enough. But then she got the diagnosis and had to go through the operation. Recovering has been really hard and she knows it is going to be a long road.
“This weekend has been a step back in the right direction. Surrounding herself with her nearest and dearest is exactly what she has needed. They are all rallying round and making sure Katie is OK.”
Despite still being in agony a lot of the time Katie has been cracking jokes while she’s been away.
“She says the doctors are probably keeping an eye on her social media because they keep reminding her to take things easy and not overdo it! But Katie will be listening as she just wants to recover as fast as she can.”
Meanwhile Katie has also backed ex-partner Kieran Hayler’s bid to join I’m A Celebrity.
Katie who met ex-husband Peter Andre on the show told mates it is the best reality TV show on the box.
“Katie has no regrets about doing it, she loved every minute of it,” a friend said.
“Her view is that if Kieran is in with a chance then he should fill his boots and go for it.
“Because chances like that don’t come around too often and you need to grab them.”