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20th Mar 2019

Rob Delaney admits that he’s a ‘total mess’ 14 months after losing his son

Rebecca O'Keeffe


Actor Rob Delaney has opened up about how is coping with the loss of his young son.

14 months ago, little Henry sadly passed away after battling cancer.

At the time of Henry’s passing, he wrote:

“Henry was a joy. He was smart, funny, and mischievous and we had so many wonderful adventures together, particularly after he’d moved home following fifteen months living in hospitals.

“His tumor and surgery left him with significant physical disabilities, but he quickly learned sign language and developed his own method of getting from A to B shuffling on his beautiful little bum.

“His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound.”


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Rob has now poured his heart out in an interview with London’s Evening Standard.

“I’m a mess,” he admitted in the piece.

“My child died 14 months ago and I’m basically a bag of wet rubbish. I need a lot of help.”

“It has been very hard. It comes in waves. I’ve learned to not control how the waves come. Right now I’m sad a lot.”

“The care worker assigned to us was a woman named Fiona who was just amazing, and remains so. She still comes and visits us sometimes.”

“At that point we didn’t know Henry was going to die. We knew he was disabled by his tumour and his surgery.”

“Fiona was like a paratrooper who just drops in and has the skill set to help people in unbelievable pain and fear.”


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