Three months after his stroke, Meghan Markle’s father gives news. At 77 years old, Thomas Markle still can’t talk. It is therefore by writing a word on a blank slate that he communicates in a video broadcast on GB News this Monday, August 1.
On May 23, Thomas Markle had been the victim of a stroke that made him spend five days in hospital. The father of Meghan Markle had, to his great regret, had to renounce to participate in the jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. He had fallen while shopping. This stroke has left after-effects on the 77-year-old man who can still not speak. It is thus by writing on a blank slate that he communicates this Monday, August 1 in a video with which he makes his comeback on GB News. His son Thomas Jr Markle, who takes care of him, gave an interview to Dan Wootton. A journalist he wanted to thank. “Hi Dan, thank you and the British people for the best wishes and good will,” wrote Thomas Markle in a paradisiacal beach setting.
This video relayed by the Daily Mail is his first appearance since his health concerns in May. “I am extremely grateful and know how lucky I am to be alive,” he had already said after leaving his California hospital. “I want to thank everyone, especially the wonderful doctors and nurses who saved my life. They are angels,” Meghan Markle’s father had added. “I have been deeply moved by the messages of love I have received from all over the world. People have been so kind,” he had continued. “I can’t talk right now, but I’m working hard and will thank people properly when I can,” he promised at the time.
An “uphill battle” to get back to speaking
Promise, promise: so three months later he sent this video to viewers of the Dan Wootton show. Thomas Markle had not hidden it: his fight to regain speech is “an uphill battle”. “I have a lot of hard work to do and I will do it,” he had assured in remarks reported by the Daily Mail. “I want to heal. I’m so lucky to have received incredible care and love. Thank you everyone,” he had concluded. “He has already started working with a speech therapist and is making great progress,” his son had revealed. Before adding hopefully: “I will be there for dad and do whatever it takes to help him on the road to recovery. This has been a terrible shock to everyone, but Dad is a strong man and is determined to heal.”
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