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Katie Price pulls out of Mighty Hoopla gig to be with her ‘dying’ horse following alleged assault

Katie Price has pulled out of her gig at Mighty Hoopla Festival in London this weekend after her horse was taken seriously ill.

The 43-year-old made the last minute decision to withdraw from her musical performance, which would have been her first public appearance since her alleged assault on August 23, after she began to fear that her beloved Wallis is dying.

She had been bargaining on the set to revive her pop career, having put it on a hiatus following the release of single Hurricane in 2017, which failed to chart.

Devastated: Katie Price has pulled out of Mighty Hoopla gig in order to be with her ‘dying’ horse in her second appearance cancellation following her alleged assault (pictured in 2017)

A source told The Sun: ‘Katie was keen to get back out there and see her fans but her horse has been taken away for medical treatment.

‘She’s had Wallis for 12 years and he is very well-loved in the family. He has been very unwell in recent weeks.

‘Katie feels she has to be by his side as she fears he’s dying. She’s absolutely devastated.’

MailOnline has contacted Katie’s representatives for comment. 

The eleventh-hour decision follows a cancellation from a red-carpet appearance at the British LGBTQ+ Awards last week. 

Upset: 'She's had Wallis for 12 years and he is very well-loved in the family. He has been very unwell in recent weeks,' a source said

Upset: ‘She’s had Wallis for 12 years and he is very well-loved in the family. He has been very unwell in recent weeks,’ a source said

Problematic: The eleventh-hour decision follows a cancellation from a red-carpet appearance at the British LGBTQ+ Awards last week

Problematic: The eleventh-hour decision follows a cancellation from a red-carpet appearance at the British LGBTQ+ Awards last week

Despite speculation, organisers of Mighty Hoopla insisted the former Page Three model would be holding up her end of the deal, issuing her statement, ‘I’ll be on stage being me, The Price.’

Having been dubbed a ‘Hoopla highlight’, Katie was set to entertain a crowd of thousands on Saturday, with festival bosses confirming: ‘We know what’s being planned.’

She would have been joined by the likes of Cheryl, Gabrielle, Becky Hill, Alexandra Burke and Raye at South East London’s Brockwell Park.  

Police were called to the TV personality’s home at around 1.30am last Monday, where a man was arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and coercive and controlling behaviour. He has since been released on bail.

Disappointing: Having been dubbed a 'Hoopla highlight', Katie was set to entertain a crowd of thousands on Saturday

Disappointing: Having been dubbed a ‘Hoopla highlight’, Katie was set to entertain a crowd of thousands on Saturday

Happier times: She previously released a collaborative album A Whole New World with her then-husband Peter Andre, 48, which peaked at number 20 in the UK Albums Chart (pictured in 2006)

Happier times: She previously released a collaborative album A Whole New World with her then-husband Peter Andre, 48, which peaked at number 20 in the UK Albums Chart (pictured in 2006)

Following the attack, photos showed Katie with a bruise on her cheek and an injured lip. 

Katie began dating former Love Island star Carl Woods, 32, in June 2020 and announced their engagement in April, just six weeks after her divorce from her third husband Kieran Hayler, 34, was finalised.

Despite the support of her loved ones, the glamour model still ‘doesn’t feel safe’, and has been beefing up the security at her home – where she is not currently staying – in the wake of her attack.

Last Tuesday, the day after the assault, Katie was pictured with bruises to her face and told The Sun: ‘I’m still all dazed. I’m devastated. I ran away after being punched — I ran to Harvey’s house nearby and have now done damage to my feet, which I previously injured.’

Talented: She almost represented the UK in 2005's Eurovision Song Contest, having taken the runner-up position in the TV-aired selection process (pictured in 2005)

Talented: She almost represented the UK in 2005’s Eurovision Song Contest, having taken the runner-up position in the TV-aired selection process (pictured in 2005)

Artist: The reality star dabbled in singing multiple times over her 25-year-long career, having released a single Hurricane in 2017, which failed to chart (pictured in 2017)

Artist: The reality star dabbled in singing multiple times over her 25-year-long career, having released a single Hurricane in 2017, which failed to chart (pictured in 2017)

Katie said she was attacked as she watched TV – forcing her to flee in terror to her eldest son’s nearby home.

She said the alleged assault was ‘unprovoked’, adding: ‘I was just sitting there watching telly when the assault happened.’

An Essex Police spokesman said on Tuesday: ‘A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and coercive and controlling behaviour has been released on bail until September 20.’

Neighbours said they heard ‘loads of shouting and screaming’ on the night the model was rushed to hospital.

One neighbour told MailOnline: ‘There was something kicking off because I heard loads of shouting and screaming. It was definitely going off. 

Couple: Katie began dating former Love Island star Carl Woods, 32, in June 2020 (pictured in 2021)

Couple: Katie began dating former Love Island star Carl Woods, 32, in June 2020 (pictured in 2021)

Smitten: The pair announced their engagement in April, just six weeks after Katie's divorce from her third husband Kieran Hayler, 34, was finalised

Smitten: The pair announced their engagement in April, just six weeks after Katie’s divorce from her third husband Kieran Hayler, 34, was finalised

‘It was anti social and sounded like a load of p***heads coming back from the pub. There was a real kerfuffle.

‘Then I saw a car parked across the road for ages. Around half an hour after that I heard loads of talking.

‘I came downstairs to see what was going, but I don’t know what time it was because I didn’t have my phone with me. I didn’t see or hear any cops. I didn’t see any blue lights.’

Another said: ‘We heard an argument at about 11pm. I didn’t hear anything at 1.30am when the police were supposed to have been called because I was asleep.

‘I know that Katie Price had been living next door. I don’t think I had heard any big arguments before last night.’ 

The former glamour model is mum to son Harvey, 18, with her footballer ex Dwight Yorke, and co-parents her children Junior, 15, Princess, 13, with ex-husband Peter Andre.

The star shares Jett and Bunny with ex-husband Kieran.

The reality star has dabbled in singing multiple times over her 25-year-long career, having released a collaborative album A Whole New World with her then-husband Peter Andre, 48, in 2006 which peaked at number 20 in the UK Albums Chart.

She almost represented the UK in 2005’s Eurovision Song Contest, having taken the runner-up position in the TV-aired selection process.

Happy family: The former glamour model is mum to son Harvey, 18, with her footballer ex Dwight Yorke, and co-parents her children Junior, 15, Princess, 13, with ex-husband Peter Andre

Happy family: The former glamour model is mum to son Harvey, 18, with her footballer ex Dwight Yorke, and co-parents her children Junior, 15, Princess, 13, with ex-husband Peter Andre

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