KATIE Price says the waterpark accident could have left her "dead or paralysed" and says she's "grateful to be alive".
The former glamour model, 42, fell from a 25ft wall in Turkey last year in a horror accident.
Katie has admitted she will be in pain for life, but is thankful she didn't land on her back or head – otherwise it could've been much worse.
The mum-of-five told Loose Women on Friday: "They said for life I'll be in pain. I'll get arthritis.
"You've got painkillers – I don't want to rely on painkillers because I'm not that kind of person. If I've got a headache I don't like to take a tablet.
"It is just absolutely life changing, it's very frustrating. But they did say, if it was on my back I would be paralysed and if it was on my head I would've been dead.
"So actually I am happy to be alive although I can't walk like I did before, I've got one leg longer that the other because of all the material in it.
"I feel I walk funny – I have to go physio four times a week to try and strengthen it."
Katie told The Sun earlier today that she's "crippled and scarred for life" after the horror fall.
She will never be able to wear heels again or walk for more than 20 minutes a day, and so she's now applying for a blue badge.
The star told us: "I will never be the same, I’ve had to accept that, but I’m staying positive.”
“The accident has changed my life and it’s only just sunk in if I’m honest.
"I’ve been given two sets of painkillers but I can’t take them because I’m scared of becoming addicted, so I’m just in constant pain.
“It feels like you’re being electrocuted — like shocks of lightning shooting up my feet all day.
“I’ve got a limp when I walk now as one leg is longer than the other because of all the metal in the foot — I waddle like a duck. It does make me feel a bit paranoid.
“It’s just one thing after another… I know — every day is a nightmare at the moment in the life of the Pricey.”
The Sun broke the news of Katie’s nightmare accident last summer.
The disaster came on her first romantic break with Love Island boyfriend Carl Woods, 31.
The damage was so severe that it took an eight-hour op to fuse the bones back together.
Eight months later, Katie is now only able to walk for a maximum of 20 minutes at a time before the pain becomes too much.
She is then forced to sit back in her wheelchair — meaning she medically qualifies for a blue badge.
This will allow her to park in disabled spaces close to shops.
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