‘He’s just gone downhill’: Denise Welch gives update on her sick dad who suffered a fall this week

Denise Welch has given an update on her beloved dad Vin who recently suffered a fall at home.

The TV star, 62, revealed that her 84-year-old father is now at home with her, and explained he’s been going ‘downhill’ since Christmas.

‘At Christmas he had a big meal and he had indigestion and instead of it going away it’s triggered some gallstone issues, and he’s just gone downhill since then,’ explained Denise.

Next steps: Denise Welch, 62, has given an update on her beloved dad Vin who recently suffered a fall at home

Next steps: Denise Welch, 62, has given an update on her beloved dad Vin who recently suffered a fall at home

Next steps: Denise Welch, 62, has given an update on her beloved dad Vin who recently suffered a fall at home

The star revealed on Wednesday’s Loose Women that she had rushed to her childhood home this week to care for her sick father after he had ‘a bit of a fall’.

Speaking to Entertainment Daily about his recovery on Thursday, Denise said: ‘I think they’re going to remove his gallbladder but we’re just trying to keep his strength up until then but it’s hard because he’s got no appetite.’

Despite his being unwell and unable to eat, Denise shared that he was in no pain.

‘The weird thing is he hasn’t got the pain. It’s some weird thing going on, but the fact is he can’t eat anything. Dad’s 84 and that’s why I don’t want him to lose any more weight,’ the mother-of-two added.

The media personality also spoke sweetly of her dad’s ‘party animal’ nature, continuing: ‘It’s really a shame, anybody who knows my dad knows he’s a party animal – he out-parties me at every stage, although that’s not hard now because obviously I’m sober.’

Update: The TV star revealed that her 84-year-old father is now at home with her, and explained he's been going 'downhill' since Christmas (pictured together in 1998)

Update: The TV star revealed that her 84-year-old father is now at home with her, and explained he's been going 'downhill' since Christmas (pictured together in 1998)

Update: The TV star revealed that her 84-year-old father is now at home with her, and explained he’s been going ‘downhill’ since Christmas (pictured together in 1998)

Speaking via videolink to the Loose Women panel a day earlier, Denise explained that she and her sister were sharing the care for their dad Vin.

She told her colleagues: ‘My dad Vin, friend of the show, has not been well since Christmas. He’s got to have a gallbladder operation. He had a bit of a fall the other night.

‘So my sister and I are sharing care for him at the moment.

‘I drove up hastily to see him. And he wants everybody to know that he’s alright, but it was a bit of a shock to the system.’

Shock: Denise revealed on Wednesday's Loose Women that she had rushed to her childhood home this week to care for her sick father after he had 'a bit of a fall'

Shock: Denise revealed on Wednesday's Loose Women that she had rushed to her childhood home this week to care for her sick father after he had 'a bit of a fall'

Shock: Denise revealed on Wednesday’s Loose Women that she had rushed to her childhood home this week to care for her sick father after he had ‘a bit of a fall’

She told her colleagues: 'My dad Vin, friend of the show, has not been well since Christmas. He's got to have a gallbladder operation. He had a bit of a fall the other night'

She told her colleagues: 'My dad Vin, friend of the show, has not been well since Christmas. He's got to have a gallbladder operation. He had a bit of a fall the other night'

She told her colleagues: ‘My dad Vin, friend of the show, has not been well since Christmas. He’s got to have a gallbladder operation. He had a bit of a fall the other night’

She went on: ‘So I’m coming here from County Durham, where I grew up. It’s full of nostalgic feelings for me.’

It comes after Denise reunited with her dad in June last year after being separated for three months amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Loose Women star shared a light-hearted video of the reunion to her Instagram page, with the pair enjoying a socially distance dance as they stood outside in the garden.

The father-daughter duo looked to be in good spirits despite the drizzle as they danced around to You to Me Are Everything by The Real Thing.

Denise later uploaded the sweet clip alongside a caption that read: ‘Went to see my dad today. First time in 3 months.

It was lovely @welchvin #singingthewrongwords [red heart emojis].’

Family: It comes after Denise reunited with her dad in June last year after being separated for three months amid the coronavirus outbreak

Family: It comes after Denise reunited with her dad in June last year after being separated for three months amid the coronavirus outbreak

Family: It comes after Denise reunited with her dad in June last year after being separated for three months amid the coronavirus outbreak 

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