Harvey Price Dad: Why Is He Not Visiting Harvey

By Tharmini Kenas

16th July 2020

Harvey Price Dad: Why Is He Not Visiting Harvey

Glamour model Katie Price is extremely protective and fond of her eldest child, Harvey Price. Harvey Price’s dad is Dwight Yorke, Manchester United’s ex-footballer. However, they are not as close as a father-son duo should be. 

Recently, Harvey got into the spotlight when he was admitted in the ICU for serious health complications. Naturally, Katie Price took the news to social media to update her fans and followers as well as to reach out to Dwight Yorke. 

More about Harvey Price dad, his medical condition, and their complicated relationship. 

All About Harvey Price And Why Is He So Special To Katie Price 

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Harvey Price was born on May 27, 2002 and just recently celebrated his 18th birthday during the lockdown. He is the eldest child in the family and has four half-siblings, Junior who is 15 years old, Princess who is 13 years old, Jett who is 7 years old and Bunny who is 6 years old. 

Sadly, he was born with Prader-Willi syndrome. Harvey is partially blind and is autistic. Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare genetic condition and causes compulsive eating and weight gain. Unfortunately, it affects muscle tone, sexual development, the nervous system, and causes learning difficulties. 

 

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Apparently, children with Prader-Willi syndrome can consume three to six times the amount of food compared to other children. As a result, they are prone to obesity, abnormal expansion of the stomach, diabetes and heart failure. 

According to Katie, 

“I can’t see him living past 50 unless we sort out his weight and breathing.”

“If he doesn’t sort it out he will die, we’ve been told, because of his heart.”

“He never knows when he’s full up, he’ll do anything he can to feed himself.”

Harvey Price Was Rushed To The ICU A Few Days Ago

 

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Harvey fell ill with a 42-degrees fever and was taken to hospital where he was admitted to the ICU. This is the second time in two weeks where he fell ill. 

Earlier, he experienced chest pain and was diagnosed with chest infection. Thankfully, he was sent home. 

“When Harvey went into the hospital, I feared the worst. I always do.

“The doctors have told me he’s at high risk of having a heart attack. He’s 27½st, wears 5XL clothes and he gets out of breath walking up the stairs. So of course I panicked.”

This time, Harvey is at risk of organ failure and is in a critical condition. Due to lockdown restrictions, Katie was not allowed to stay with him in the hospital but she kept everyone updated using her Instagram

“Hey everyone thank you again for your messages means a lot to me. I’ve left the hospital for the evening and can confirm Harvey is still in intensive care and medical condition remains complex.

“I love him so much, he is so brave and a fighter.”

Who Is Harvey Price’s Dad? Why Is He Estranged From His Son’s Life? 

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Harvey Price’s dad is Dwight Yorke, former Manchester United footballer. Katie Price and Dwight Yorke were together for a very short period of time and separated after Dwight cheated on her. 

When Harvey was born, Dwight refused that Harvey was his son and demanded a paternity test. However, the test confirmed that Dwight is indeed Harvey Price’s dad. Although Dwight had seen him a few times after he was born, he failed to maintain contact with Harvey.

Apparently, he had a tough time accepting Harvey’s disabilities and medical condition. 

“I’d explained Harvey’s condition to Dwight many times, but he refused to understand it and kept going on about him being a father.”

Dwight defended himself saying: 

“Not sitting here and saying I’m a total perfect father, I’ve made mistakes along the way and I would love to turn the clock back. Probably have a stable family before I even think of having a child, getting into a more serious relationship.”

Wise thoughts, indeed!

Katie Price Has Tried So Hard To Reach Out To Him

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Over the years, Katie has reached out to Dwight and urged him to meet Harvey. Unfortunately, Dwight did not make any effort to mend his relationship with his son. 

In 2017, she tweeted, 

“Why don’t you fly to West Sussex Dwight. The door is always open. It’s been ten years Harvey has been waiting #d**k.”

Recently, she shared in her YouTube video

“What I would like to do is turn up to his dad’s place – Dwight Yorke’s – ring on the doorbell and be there with Harvey, for him to see Harvey. 

“That’s what I would like to do and I will do that. I think Dwight should start entering Harvey’s life, it’s been years. How long has it been? Harvey was four when he last saw him.”

To think about it, she is right to be so mad! 

Dwight Did Not Even Get In Touch With Harvey Now That He Is Fighting For His Dear Life

 

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Apparently, Dwight did not contact Katie to find out more details about Harvey’s condition in the ICU. Interestingly, he had been talking to TalkRadio about Manchester United’s performance against Southampton. 

According to an insider, 

“Katie’s furious – she can’t believe that Dwight didn’t even bother calling to check on his son. Harvey is fighting for his life and is suffering serious health issues and Dwight’s just ignoring the whole situation.

“It’s not like he is busy or doesn’t know – it’s been front page news and he found the time to call into TalkSport. It’s very upsetting for Katie. She’s not happy.”

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