Jason Manford took to Instagram on Monday to share a ‘heartbreaking’ update after his beloved grandmother Leah, 99, was rushed to hospital last month.
The comedian, 41, posted photos of himself and his loved ones at the old lady’s bedside as he revealed that he had sadly stopped eating.
An emotional Jason told his followers that the family was doing everything they could to “stay strong” despite the upsetting situation.
Writing: ‘Unfortunately she is still in hospital. Everyone is trying their best to get her home, but she just stopped eating (even when they gave her a box of her favorite Mother’s Day chocolates!)’.
“I’m not sure why, he says he wants to come home, he knows eating will help with this, but for some reason, maybe his dementia, he just doesn’t want to eat.”
Heartbreak: Jason Manford, 41, took to Instagram on Monday to share a ‘heartbreaking’ update after his beloved grandmother, 99, was rushed to hospital.
Sad: An emotional Jason told his followers that the family was doing everything they could to ‘stay strong’ despite the upsetting situation.
Before I add: It’s heartbreaking if I’m being honest, especially seeing my dad upset. But we stay strong as a family, laugh a lot and spend more time than necessary rubbing hand cream into those 99 year old hands… thanks again for all your kindness in the messages.”
Fans and celebrity friends rushed to the comments section to offer their support with GMB’s Kate Garraway writing: ‘Sending love.’
While West End star Ruthie Henshall commented: ‘So much love. X’.
And former Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten wrote: ‘Sending lots of love, Jase. Continue. Keep hugging, you got this, always here if you need an ear/friend (an ear friend? That’s creepy!) I love you xxxx’.
Last month Jason told MailOnline he believed his grandmother was ‘on the mend’ and should be home in a few days.
He explained: ‘She’s doing much better.
“They get to a certain age and stop eating and drinking, so we had to put her on a drip, but she’s feeling so much better.”
He will return home in the next few days. It was a real change, she didn’t look like she was going to go that way. She’s turning 100 in December and she’s desperate to get there, so it was a little worrying.
Family: The comedian posted photos of himself and loved ones at the old lady’s bedside as he revealed that he had sadly stopped eating
Love: the loving caressed the hand of his sick grandmother in a photo
Sad: Writing: ‘Unfortunately she is still in the hospital. Everyone is trying their best to get her home, but she just stopped eating (even when they gave her a box of her favorite Mother’s Day chocolates!)’.
Support: Fans and celebrity friends rushed to the comments section to offer their support with GMB’s Kate Garraway writing: ‘Sending love’
“I stayed up all night with her at the hospital and they were great, they took such good care of her and she’s a million times better thankfully.”
During the conversation, she also revealed that she had ruled out having more children and said that she needs a “spreadsheet” to organize her six children.
He opened up about family life during an exclusive interview with MailOnline, where he also admitted that taking his young family on a long-haul flight solo isn’t as difficult as people might imagine.
She explained that the secret to managing children is to have as many as possible, so they learn to take care of each other, although she definitely reached her limit at six years old.
Last month: Last month, Jason told MailOnline that he believed his grandmother was ‘on the mend’ and should be home in a few days.
Jason said: ‘I took a flight and flew just the six of us.
“It was a bit crazy, but people think it’s harder than it is. You get to a certain point where they take care of themselves.
‘My oldest are almost 14 years old, they are twins, I am 12, 10, 7 and 4 years old.
‘I think a child is more difficult because he needs your attention all the time.
‘I was fine, read my book, watched Bullet Train. You just need to have so many that look out for each other… that’s the goal.’
Jason admits that being a father of six has its difficulties and that “there are a lot of social lives to keep track of,” which is a big reason for the spreadsheet.
No more: It comes after Jason said he’s ruled out having more children, saying he needs a ‘spreadsheet’ to organize his six children.
Jason shares his four oldest children with his ex Catherine and his two youngest children with TV producer wife Lucy Dyke, but the couple refrain from posting their family’s identities on social media.
But he doesn’t want to raise his children with the wife of television producer Lucy Dyke, who is the mother of his two youngest children, the four oldest he shares with his first wife, Catherine.
Jason added: ‘I wouldn’t have any more, absolutely not. 100 percent no.
“Even now I’m with my sister and her partner and their baby, and even after about five minutes of holding my nephew, I’m like no… I don’t miss anything. He doesn’t sigh about it at all.