Saturday 21 July 2018

Pussycat Dolls star Ashley Roberts in 'state of shock' after her father’s suicide

The Pussycat Dolls star said she had been in ‘pain’ and a ‘state of shock’.

Ashley Roberts (Ian West/PA)
Ashley Roberts (Ian West/PA)

By Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Ashley Roberts has spoken of her heartbreak after her father committed suicide.

The Pussycat Dolls star, 36, said she had been in “pain” and a “state of shock” since her father took his own life three weeks ago.

She wrote on Instagram: “With great sadness in my heart, I wanted to share with you that on the 19th of March – after a long battle of physical and mental heath – My father took his own life.

With great sadness in my heart, I wanted to share with you that on the 19th of March - after a long battle of physical and mental heath - My father took his own life . . The past 3.5 weeks I’ve been in a state of shock, confusion, questioning, pain so deep in my guts it’s been hard to come up for air. . . Feeling like I don’t know how to move forward from here. What am I supposed to do with all this? For now, I sit here with this pain - Inviting it ALL in. To teach me, to heal me, to rebuild me. . . If any of you have gone through something similar. I understand and my heart goes out to you. . . I will be sharing more on this in the next days, weeks, months to come - as raising awareness here and outreach for those left behind is so so so important . But for now I am grateful for your love and support. Ash

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“The past 3.5 weeks I’ve been in a state of shock, confusion, questioning, pain so deep in my guts it’s been hard to come up for air.

“Feeling like I don’t know how to move forward from here. What am I supposed to do with all this? For now, I sit here with this pain – inviting it all in. To teach me, to heal me, to rebuild me.

“If any of you have gone through something similar. I understand and my heart goes out to you.”

Fans sent their support to the singer turned TV star, who said she would be talking more about the tragedy to “raise awareness and outreach for those left behind”.

Press Association

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