Katie Price’s hopes of raising money for charity by running in the London Marathon could be in jeopardy – due to her lust for surgery.
The 39-year-old reality star has slipped on her running shoes to take part in the mammoth race once before – back in 2009 when she ran alongside now ex-husband Peter Andre.
She is planning to participate in the 2018 race to help raise funds for a lung charity – who have been helping her mother, Amy, after she was diagnosed with a terminal lung disease.
But now – with just five weeks to go until the London Marathon – friends are worried she won’t be able to take part after she underwent a corrective facelift procedure in Belgium last month after receiving botched surgery in Turkey last year.
“Katie only had the surgery on her face a month ago, and she needed to rest to help it heal,” a friend of the star told The Sun.
“Before that, she’d been trying to train by running on the treadmill in her gym, but the surgery put a stop to that,” the friend continued.
“She’s a busy mum and has work on too. She’s hardly done any training and everyone’s worried she’ll really injure herself badly when she tries to run the marathon in April,” the friend frets.
Katie herself proved she is committed to working out this very week as she posted photos of herself in the gym on Monday.
At the time, fans had asked her if she was still planning on running in the 26-mile marathon.
“How’s your marathon training going only 5 weeks left,” a fan asked – but the tweet went unanswered.
Katie has been left devastated by her 65-year-old mother’s diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis last year.
Announcing her intention to run in the marathon in January, Katie said: “I am proud to be running the London marathon to raise awareness and vital funds for the British Lung Foundation. One in five people in the UK are affected by lung disease and millions more are at risk.”
She added: “Running 26 miles may seem like a big challenge, but it is nothing compared to what my mum and others living with IPF and other lung conditions go through every day”.