James Jordan father: star ‘devastated’ after death

James Jordan broke his silence after his father’s death, saying it “devastated him”.

The former Strictly star posted an emotional message on social media about his heartbreak after his beloved father Allan passed away in March.

Allan was previously diagnosed with a brain tumor and James told fans last year that it was fatal.

James Jordan took some time off on social media following his father’s death (Photo credit: Alucard / SplashNews.com)

What did James Jordan say about his father?

Addressing his followers in a video TwitterThe dancer said: “I haven’t been on social media for a long time because unfortunately my father passed away on March 13th at 8:05 in the morning.

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“I was totally devastated. I tried to write this post but couldn’t because I was too upset. “

James, who is married to former Strictly star Ola Jordan, said he is now raising money for The Brain Tumor Charity.

Star’s father had a fourth stage brain tumor

“My father had a fourth stage brain tumor – glioblastoma,” he explained.

“It was diagnosed about a year ago and I and my family watched it slowly go away.

“It’s an absolutely terrible disease. Cancer is terrible, no matter what cancer it is, but a brain tumor in particular takes a lot of identity away from the person. “

James is raising money for charity (Credit: AMP / FameFlynet.uk.com / SplashNews.com_

“Brain tumors are the biggest cancer killer in children and adults under 40,” he continued.

“Of the £ 600 million currently raised in the UK, less than three percent is going to fund brain tumors for treatment.

“I want to change that and I want to raise awareness because I don’t want any of you to go through what my father went through and what my family went through.”

James plans to shave his head

The dancer had hair much longer than normal and said he grew it out amid the coronavirus lockdown and also felt superstitious about cutting it while his father was still alive.

James said he was aware that his new hairstyle was “awful” and said he would shave it on April 13th.

The date is special as it is his 43rd birthday and a week before his father is buried.

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The star received many kind comments from fans after speaking out about his grief.

“Good luck James, great charity and cause! I hope you make a lot of money! I am sure your family will be so proud, ”said one person.

“You are amazing James, good luck fundraising,” said another.

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