James Jordan has opened up on grief, saying he was in a ‘very dark place’ after he found out his father was going to die and that he ‘cried every day for a year’.
The former Strictly star, who also shaved his head on the show, reflected on his late father, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year, and died in March this year from a brain tumour at the age of 67.
‘I don’t think men suffer with grief any different to women,’ the star explained on the Loose Women & Men special.
‘I wasn’t very good at all. It put me in a very dark place and I think I started grieving the day I found out he was going to die.
‘I was grieving for about a year and then we lost him and then you start grieving again because you’ve lost them. It’s the worst thing I’ve ever been through.’
‘I cried pretty much every day for a year. I have no shame in saying that. My dad was one of my closest friends and I’ll miss him every day,’ he pointed out.
The 43-year-old added: ‘I still think about it now and get upset. It was cruel he was taken the way he was. Just retired and just started enjoying life.’
James said that he’s only able to speak about his father’s death now as he knows his father wouldn’t want his mental health to be at rock bottom.
The dancer revealed earlier this year that his father had died.
He wrote: ‘My dad became an angel at 8:05am. I will forever miss him. He will always be my hero.
James explained last July that his father had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, after he had previously been misdiagnosed with a stroke after suffering seizures.
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