Peter Andre has admitted it was “very hard and emotional” to watch his mother’s health deteriorate as she battled Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
The hitmaker Mysterious Girl, 49, was visiting his elderly parents in Australia over the Christmas period, where he shared plenty of snaps showing his wife and children spending quality time with his mum Thea, 87, and dad Savvas, 90 .
And after Thea celebrated her birthday shortly after the family returned to the UK, Peter said it’s “never easy” to see people dwindling as they get older, “especially when it’s your mum”.
‘Difficult’: Peter Andre has admitted it was ‘very hard and emotional’ to watch his mother’s health deteriorate as she battled Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s
In his latest column for New Magazine, Peter wrote: “Last week was my mum’s 87th birthday and it was lovely to be so close to her.
“It’s never easy to see people slacking off as they age, especially when it’s your mother. It’s tough and very emotional.
“Although it was difficult to leave her at the end of our journey, seeing mom smile and happy was the best thing – that’s what it’s about.”
Upon returning from Down Under, Peter posted a slew of snaps to his Instagram sharing loving moments of their time with loved ones.
Heartbreaking: The 49-year-old ‘Mysterious Girl’ hitmaker was visiting his elderly parents in Australia over the Christmas period, where he shared plenty of snaps showing his wife and children enjoying quality time with his mother Thea, 87 (pictured) and his father Savvas (90).
He wrote that the two weeks in his native Queensland “meant the world to us”.
Many fans commented on the heartwarming pictures and Peter admitted his mum was “really struggling with the terrible illnesses”.
He told another fan it was “cruel to see his mother take it”.
In one picture, Thea smiled alongside Peter and Emily as they went to dinner, while Princess posed next to her famous dad.
Peter captioned the adorable post Making Memories as he continues to enjoy time with his family.
Sweet: And after Thea celebrated her birthday soon after the family returned to the UK, Peter said that “it’s never easy” to see people lose weight as they get older, “especially when it’s your own mother”.
It comes after hitmaker Mysterious Girl detailed his fears for his parents’ health ahead of the trip.
The star told MailOnline that Christmas is “always an anxious time” as he explained his attempts to visit Australia, where his parents live, more often.
Peter, who moved to Australia when he was six, spoke about his hopes of spending quality time with Thea and Savvas while traveling with his wife Emily and their family.
“For me, it’s about seeing my mom and dad and the kids, and Emily seeing them. That’s the point, they’re getting very old now and it’s always a turbulent time of year.
“I went to Australia earlier this year and am happy to be able to spend more time there now because of my mum. So I try to go three or four times a year if I can now,” he told MailOnline.
Love: After returning from Down Under, Peter posted a ton of snaps on his Instagram, sharing loving moments of their time with loved ones (pictured with Peter’s wife Emily)
Peter added that it was worrying that his mother was struggling with age and expressed his hope of spending “as much time as possible” with her.
Last September, Peter admitted he finds it hard to see his elderly mother “suffer and decay” as age takes its toll.
He explained in his new! Magazine column earlier this month: “My parents celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary last week. 67 years! It’s pretty amazing. Dad will be 90 next year and mom 86.
“Mum is struggling at the moment. She does not feel good. She suffers a little and loses weight. It’s sad when they’ve been together for so long that age overwhelms them.
“I was with her a few months ago. We just need to be with her as much as possible. It’s just age. She’s got all sorts of things going on now.’
Peter told his Instagram the week before that he was “sad that age is taking its toll” of his parents as he shared a sweet picture of himself with them.
He wrote: “Happy 67th wedding anniversary mom and dad. I love you both with all my heart. I feel happy and sad to post this.
Happy of course they have reached 67 years of marriage together but sad that age is taking its toll and especially the mother is really struggling.
“I always pray for your health, both of you. I also pray that I can be even half the parent to my children that you two are to me.’
Brood: Emily’s two children, Amelia, eight, and Theodore, six, were also featured on the album as they all spent a lot of time together as a blended family
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https://www.soundhealthandlastingwealth.com/celebrity/peter-andre-admits-that-his-mother-is-really-struggling-in-battle-with-parkinsons-and-alzheimers/ Peter Andre admits his mum is ‘really struggling’ with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s