KATIE Price’s best friend Michelle Heaton looked downcast as she went for walk after stepping in to send her to rehab.
The Liberty X star, who herself hit rock bottom earlier this year with a drink and drug addiction, previously said to be “desperately worried” about her good friend.
It comes after Michelle posted an emotional message after the Katie was charged following her “drink-drive” crash.
The 43-year-old rolled her car earlier this week — and later pleaded guilty to drink-driving, driving while disqualified, and without insurance.
Katie was an important influence in Michelle entering rehab just five months ago.
In turn, the singer has helped her friend get the help she needs.
Looking downcast, Michelle was seen stepping out for a walk following an emotional week.
She was dressed casually in a red puffer jacket and woolly hat.
The star was accompanied by her beloved pet dog as she went for a stroll in London.
Earlier this week, Michelle broke her silence on Katie’s accident, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning and saw her arrested and charged with “driving while disqualified”.
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Taking to her Instagram page, she wrote: “As you all know, Katie was there for me when I needed her and I, of course, am there for her!
“Right now, please give us all space. And sorry to those requests to myself and my manager, we will not be talking about this or doing any interviews about it, unless Katie herself or her family wish me to.
“Our friendship over 21 years is built on trust. At this point I just reiterate what her family said and will support all in private.”
She added: “To anyone else out there who needs help – ask for it and you’ll be surprised at the support that’s given to you. Asking is the hardest but first step.”
A pal of the singer previously told The Sun: “Katie saved her life now she wants to repay the favour. She saw Katie last week and knew something wasn’t right – and today’s news only confirms her fears.”
The insider added that Michelle has spoken to Katie’s worried mum Amy about her fears, explaining: “Michelle has known Katie a long time and has begged her to go back to rehab to kick her demons for good.
“She’s been on the phone to Katie to send her love and try and talk sense into her. Katie’s mum agrees with Michelle – they all just want Katie to get healthy again.”
Katie rolled her BMW and was rushed to hospital after being arrested for drink driving.
The accident could see her face jail time, and police are investigating reports she was on an “all-night binge” and may have even been driving to get more drugs when she crashed.
Sources told The Sun she had “stayed up all night partying with a few close friends”.
A picture from the scene showed Katie’s car turned on its side across the road – with the mangled front crashed into some bushes.
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