Katie Price reveals she offered mum her lung as she is still waiting for transplant as she battles terminal disease

KATIE Price has revealed she offered her mum her lung as she is still waiting for a transplant as she battles a terminal disease.

Katie's beloved mother Amy is battling idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which causes scarring on the lungs, and makes it hard for the body to take in oxygen, becoming worse over time.

Amy was diagnosed in 2017 and as the disease worsens, she is looking at all options to ease the situation, including a lung transplant.

Speaking to Simon Thomas on his Life, Interrupted podcast, Katie, 43, revealed she had even offered her mum one of her lungs.

She said: "My mum, she's never smoked, [she's] always been healthy. She got told a couple years [ago], coming up to three years, that she would have three to five years left of her life. You know, it's gonna happen.

"She still does a spinning classes. She's got like 34 per cent left of her lung capacity, so she has started oxygen, which isn't nice to see because I, in my head, it's that once you start the oxygen and you need that, you know it's coming.

"So she's waiting to see if she can have a lung transplant. I even offered my lung to her."

However, Katie explained it wasn't as simple as giving her mother a lung, telling Simon: "But it's not that easy. You have to be ill enough to have it.

"Because if you're too well, they won't give it, but then you've still got to be well enough to be able to take it you know.

"Although my mother she could have it now, it doesn't mean to say that she'd still survive it because it can reject in three weeks and it only prolongs your life five years."

Katie said it was hard to see her mum struggle when the rest of her is the same as it's always been.

She said: "I spoke to my mum the other day, and she's all there, do you know what I mean? It's just her lungs. And it must be so hard for her because she's so active normally.

"She said that if she got offered a lung transplant now, she would do it, which must be such a hard decision, knowing that you could die on that table, or it might reject and that's the end of your life, knowing that she's still got energy in her."

Season 3, episode 11 of Life, Interrupted is out now with guest Katie Price. It’s available to listen via Global Player and other podcast platforms. 

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