Katie Price is being comforted by friends this morning after confirmation from a Harley Street doctor that she is actually EDD Positive.
The ex-Page Three girl is said by sources to be 'emotionally fragile' after tests confirmed the presence of the condition. Alex Reid was said to be 'absolutely devastated' by the news and is refusing to take calls or take visitor's at the couple's home.
EDD - Epidermal Darkening Disorder is both a chronic and acute skin condition which usually flares up when sufferers least expect it to. An eminent dermatologist - who was for some obscure reason wearing a top hat - explained that the condition most frequently involved spontaneous darkening of the skin, a bit like Michael Jackson's vitiligo, but in reverse.
The dermatologist told us that in extreme cases, the skin darkening occurs in a patchy fashion, leaving the sufferer looking like they've been badly sprayed with fake tan.
Whether the shooting schedule of Alex Reid's wrestling biopic about Mick McManus - in which he plays Mick McManus with Peter Andre as Jackie 'Mister TV' Pallo - will be affected is unclear at the moment.
Footballer Dwight Yorke sent a message of sympathy and a cheque for £32.
More as we get it.