Katie Price pulls out of her first public appearance since alleged attack

Katie Price was due to make an appearance this evening at the British LGBT Awards to present a prize but it’s been reported that she has pulled out of the event as friends claim she is in “so much pain” following her alleged attack.

The Sun reported a source told them: “Katie is devastated and hates to let people down, but is exhausted and can't face going out.

"She so badly wanted to go but she's in so much pain, she just can't."

Katie’s representative told OK! online: “I can confirm Katie regrettably won't be attending tonight's event, despite her best intentions.”

The rep added that “theories for Katie’s absence are speculative.”

The popular reality star was pictured with a bruised face after an alleged assault at her Essex home earlier this month.

The 43 year old was rushed to hospital in the early hours of Monday 23 August morning with "facial injuries" after the alleged attack.

A 32 year old man, who was arrested on suspicion of assault, theft and coercive and controlling behaviour, wasreleased on bail until 20 September on Tuesday morning.

Photos have been released of TV personality Katie for the first time since the alleged incident took place.

The mum-of-five can be seen dressed in a green hoodie with red checked trousers in the snaps, while her brunette mane is swept out of the way in a low pony tail.

Katie's face is seen bruised on the right side of her cheek and her lip is damaged, too. Her eye also appears to be surrounded by a purple bruise.

Essex Police said in a statement after the incident: "We were called by colleagues in the ambulance service to reports of an assault shortly after 1.30am this morning, Monday 23 August.

"We arrived and found a woman had sustained a facial injury which required hospital treatment.

"A man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of assault."

According to The Sun Online, Katie's £50,000 engagement ring gifted by her fiancé Carl Woods when he proposed in April, 10 months into their romance, was stolen during the alleged attack.

Katie was due to attend the glitzy awards event alongside other big names including the Spice Girls’ Mel C, Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon, pop favourites Anne-Marie and Ellie Goulding and Loose Women'sDenise Welch.

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