A week after suffering a heart attack, Meghan Markle’s dad Thomas is dealing with more health issues.
According to TMZ, doctors have reportedly told him that his heart was “seriously damaged” after the heart attack.
Markle is experiencing major chest pains, which he believes are the result of all the emotional distress he’s facing after news broke that he recently sold paparazzi photos of himself.
Earlier this week, Markle’s oldest daughter Samantha Grant admitted that she was the “culprit” who arranged for the taking of the staged photos. She told “Loose Women” on Monday, “As we know, the media can take very unflattering photographs of people on their casual days and blow it way out of proportion. I said, 'You know, the world has no idea you’re getting in shape, doing healthy things. They don’t photograph you buying vegetables and PH water. They photograph you as unflattering ways as they can.' So I said, 'Really, you need to show the world that you’re getting in shape and doing great healthy things.'”
He told TMZ, “I've been popping Valium for the pain, especially when I hear about my oldest daughter."
After the site broke the story that he was not attending the wedding, Thomas is having a change of heart after talking to Meghan, who has no ill feelings toward him.
Despite his health, he wants to fly to England and walk Meghan down the aisle. He said, “I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle." Though he wants to leave the hospital by Wednesday, doctors have not approved the release.
Rumors have been swirling that Meghan's mom Doria Ragland could walk her down the aisle, but we'll have to wait and see what happens!
On Monday, Kensington Palace released a statement, saying, “This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding. She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situation."