Katie Price reveals terrifying panic attacks nearly drowned her and ended swimming career at age 15
KATIE Price has revealed that she was nearly drowned as a teenager after experiencing terrifying panic attacks.
The former glamour model, 43, explained that the "frightening" ordeal ended her swimming career at age 15.
The TV star recalled the first panic attack, which resulted in her body becoming "paralysed" and the fear that she was going to die.
"So I remember one time I was training and I just remember swimming and my body went paralysed," Katie said on Life, Interrupted Podcast.
"I remember holding on to the ropes and shouting out for help because I felt like I was being dragged under the water.
"From then that’s when my panic attacks started. And then I had nightmares of drowning."
The reality star opened up about how she has learned to control her panic attacks as she's got older.
The mum-of-five said that if she goes on holiday now and goes in the water, then she's a really good swimmer.
But if someone were to push her, it might bring on that panic attack, butKatie revealed she has not experienced one in years.
The TV star continued: "So ever since then, I was 15/16, panic attacks, they tap you on the shoulder.
"Obviously people have had them, they would know what I mean, when it sort of taps you on the shoulder to let you know it’s there and it gives you that feeling.
"And with me, my hands, because I hyperventilated so much, my hands would go and I’d have to breathe in a bag. It’s quite scary because you think you’re gonna die when you have a panic attack.
"But as I've got older, I've tried to talk my way out of it or say 'it would only last 20 minutes if you have one'.
"I haven't had one for years but it's a shame because I was so into swimming and it just frightened me."
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