Peter Andre supports Dr Alex George and says losing a brother is ‘indescribable pain’


PETER Andre has thrown his support behind Love Island star, Dr Alex George, after he recently lost his brother.

Peter, 47, opened up about the pain of losing his brother in 2012, describing it as an “indescribable pain”.

Peter Andre (L), 47, lost his brother Andrew in 2012

The dad-of-four said his “heart goes out” to do Dr Alex who lost his 20-year-old brother Llŷr  to mental health two weeks ago.

“I lost my brother Andrew eight years ago and it’s an indescribable pain and something I wouldn’t wish on anyone,” Peter wrote in his New magazine column.

Andrew lost his battle with kidney cancer in 2012 and Peter was left devastated by the 54-year-old’s untimely passing.

He struggled to cope with Andrew’s death and begged his wife Emily to leave him as he battled depression in the aftermath.

Pete threw his support behind Love Island’s Dr Alex George after he tragically lost his brother to mental health
Andrew battled kidney cancer, but died in 2012

Pete revealed he suffered from depression after his brother’s death

Andrew passed away from kidney cancer in December 2012 after a 10-month battle with the illness, a spokesperson said at the time: “Peter is devastated. He was very, very close to his brother.

“This is the very first family member Peter has experienced losing. He just needs time to grieve.”

It was thought that Andrew had been responding well to treatment before his health deteriorated in November, with a family friend confirming that “everyone was with him when he passed away”, adding: “There wasn’t one waking minute when he wasn’t with somebody.”

Peter previously said of his brother’s diagnosis: “I was horrified, so shocked, and I broke down.

Llŷr (front) lost his battle with mental health just two weeks ago

“The tears were just rolling down my face and I’ve cried every day since.”

Dr Alex also said his life has “changed immeasurably” after his brother’s death – and has sparked a fire in him to help tackle the mental health crisis.

Sharing a photograph of himself next to his car this week, Alex told fans he was heading back to London to “reflect, rebuild and grow”.

The A&E doctor – who shot to fame on ‘Love Island’ – wrote today: “There is no doubt that my life changed immeasurably two weeks ago.

Dr Alex said he was ‘hanging on by a thread’ after his brother’s death

“We are thrown into the deep end at times, however, with family and friends we can overcome even the most seemingly insurmountable challenges.

“It is now time for me to head back to London, to reflect, rebuild and grow. I already have a fire in me, things I want to tackle and change, especially when it comes to mental health.

“For now I just want to say thank you to all of you who have supported me. The kindness has been truly overwhelming.

“Please know it has helped me no end and continues to get me through each day. Thank you.”

At the weekend, Dr Alex, 30, said he was “hanging on by a thread” after trolls attacked him for posting about his brother on social media.

He went on to justify his presence on Instagram while on a day out at the coast.

“I am honest and open with you all,” he wrote. “The good, the bad and the ugly. 

“There is so much that isn’t shared online of course. So many of you are so kind and message me each day with well wishes.

“I often post to let you know I am still going strong x.”

If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this article, please call the Samaritans on (free) 116123

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