Peter Andre shares heartbreaking reason he hasn’t had a birthday party in 10 years

Peter Andre has revealed that he has not had a birthday party for 10 years, following the demise of his brother, Andrew.

The singer’s brother died on the age of 54 in December 2012, 10 months after he was identified with kidney most cancers.

Peter has beforehand spoken about how devastated his brother’s demise left him. In a new candid interview, he mentioned he went to “a very, very darkish place” when he was grieving.

“I don’t assume I’ve had a birthday party since,” he instructedThe Times in an interview revealed on Saturday (26 August).

Reaching out to readers who could also be going by the identical course of, he mentioned: “It’s not the identical as nervousness and melancholy, although you is perhaps feeling the identical signs.”

Peter additionally recalled how his spouse Emily McDonagh, who was his girlfriend on the time, had organised a shock birthday party for his fortieth birthday two months after Andrew died.

The party was held on the Browns Bar and Brasserie in Covent Backyard, however Peter was unable to take pleasure in it as he “broke down and stored disappearing” from the occasion.

As an alternative of getting a huge birthday celebration to mark his fiftieth birthday in February, Peter flew his spouse and all 4 of his youngsters out to Dubai for a household getaway.

Writing in his column for OK! journal, the “Mysterious Lady” singer mentioned he needed to have fun his milestone “little by little” all year long as a substitute of getting one huge party.

“I used to be all the time a bit freaked out about turning 50, nevertheless it’s coincided properly with me celebrating 30 years in the trade,” he wrote.

“Specializing in the 30 and never the 50 sounds higher! It sounds previous nevertheless it actually isn’t. I really feel so younger. I practice, I like meals, I like life.”

In 2021, Peter revealed why his actuality TV present Peter Andre: My Life, which started in 2009, was cancelled in 2013.

He wrote in New! journal: “I typically get requested why I ended filming our actuality present when it was doing so effectively and I assume there have been a variety of components, the principle one being once I misplaced my brother Andrew in 2012.

“Regardless that ITV had been very form to offer me a month off filming, once I went to movie once more I used to be always breaking down and I realised it was time to take a lengthy break from doing the present.”

He mentioned in 2017 that if he “might flip again time”, he would spend “one other Christmas” along with his late sibling.

“We had been by no means in a position to spend Christmas collectively as we had been by no means in the identical nation on the similar time. The one yr we did was the yr Andrew sadly died. He’s all the time in my ideas however particularly right now of yr.”

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Elsewhere in his newest interview, Peter spoke candidly about how he “suffered” to achieve his physique in his twenties on account of restrictive consuming.

He mentioned he ate “uncooked eggs for breakfast” in order to maintain his physique fats share low, including that he “thought [he] was Rocky Balboa” from the 1976 movie Rocky.

“In my twenties, I had the picture I needed by watching every little thing I ate and being strict,” Peter recalled. “I used to be buzzing when folks mentioned, ‘You look good’.

“I regarded the best way I needed to look, however I’d undergo for is as a result of I’d always get sick. I felt horrible and was all the time getting colds. As a result of I had no physique fats, my immune system was so low.”

Peter and Emily married in 2015 and share two youngsters, Theo and Amelia. He additionally has two older youngsters, Princess and Junior, who he shares with ex-wife Katie Worth.

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