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Rob Delaney heartbreakingly opens up on two year old son’s death

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Rob Delaney and his wife are expecting their fourth childRob Delaney has opened up on his son’s tragic death [Getty]

Rob Delaney has heartbreakingly opened up on his grief following the tragic passing of his son.

The 42 year old lost his two and a half year old son Henry in January 2018. 



Catastrophe actor Rob announced that his son had sadly battled cancer before his death.

Rob Delaney has shared an emotional essay on his son Henry's deathRob’s son Henry tragically died at the age of two in 2018 [Twitter/Rob Delaney]

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Rob has now described the heartbreaking grief he is suffering from.

He said: “I’m a mess. 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.





Hentry tragically died at the age of twoHenry battled with cancer [Twitter/Rob Delaney]

“The reason I’m being honest with you and not trying to impress you, and make you think I’m cool or that I’m a tough guy, or maybe working through loss in an inspiring way, is that I have found that if a bereaved parent or bereaved sibling reads this, I want them to know that it’s okay that they feel terrible, sad, confused and so brutally humbled. 

“I’ve been sad and angry and I am telling you that just in case somebody else who has suffered a terrible loss reads this — so they don’t feel like some a*shole from TV has it all together. I am a life-time work in progress.”

Discussing his return to work after Henry’s devastating passing, he said: “I wanted my kids to see me work … I just wanted to project normalcy in an effort to maybe one day feel normal again.”

Rob has opened up on how Henry's diagnosis affected his familyRob has admitted that he needs help [Twitter/Rob Delaney]

Rob and his wife, Leah, share four other children, with them welcoming their fifth child seven months after Henry’s death.

The American actor previously opened up on his grief in a powerful essay that he shared with his 1.52million Twitter followers.

His lengthy statement included: “My wife recently walked in on me crying and listening to recordings of him babbling, from before his diagnosis and surgery. Henry was in the background, probably playing with the dishwasher, and just talking to himself, in fluent baby.”



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