CHRISTMAS is a tough time for many people, particularly those that have misplaced family members and are spending the festive interval away from household and pals, like Dr Alex George.
The Love Island star, 30, can be spending right now working a shift at A&E – simply months after tragically dropping his youthful brother Llŷr’s suicide.
Dr Alex shared this picture of him earlier than beginning work right nowCredit score: Instagram
The fact star shared an image of himself outdoors the front of the hospital sporting a blue festive NHS jumper.
He wrote: “Though I can’t be at residence with my household, which is hard for the primary Christmas with out Llŷr, I do really feel a way of function coming right here right now.”
Dr Alex went on: “In some ways these guys are my household too. This 12 months has been extremely robust for every considered one of us. We’ve all needed to endure a lot.
“I need to say thanks to all of you for all the pieces you’ve achieved. Please do one thing for me, elevate a glass at dinner right now to those that are not with us in addition to to one another, for being so extremely robust this 12 months.”
Dr Alex revealed he could be working this Christmas
Alex and his household misplaced Llŷr earlier this 12 months
He signed off, “From my household to yours, Merry Christmas, Dr Alex”
The fact star’s poignant message was met with feedback and phrases of consolation from fellow celebs and his followers.
Ruth Langsford, who misplaced her sister to melancholy final 12 months, wrote: “Like to you & your loved ones… I’ll undoubtedly be elevating a glass. Considering of you all.”
One follower responded: “Merry Christmas Alex. Thanks for all of your exhausting work”
“Pleased Christmas Alex you’re beautiful X,” added one other.
Alex along with his different brother Elliot
Whereas a 3rd penned: “You’re there for a cause right now… I hope you’ve a really merry Christmas Alex xx”
Dr Alex instructed followers he could be spending Christmas in hospital final week when the brand new Tier 4 restrictions have been put in place.
The fact star shared an image of himself in full PPE – together with a face masks and display – with the caption: “Seems like I can be alone in London this Christmas.
“As exhausting as it’s to swallow and as upsetting as it’s for the household, I’ll do what is important.
Llŷr needed to observe in his brother’s footsteps and change into a physician
“I’m going to supply my assist to the hospital over Christmas, to take care of those that are sick and away from their households right now.
“This 12 months has been crap however I refuse to lose hope or despair. I can’t let this get me down.
“I’m sending positivity and like to anybody affected by tonights [sic.] announcement. Keep in mind. There may be at all times hope of a greater day”
Alex’s youthful brother tragically died by suicide in July aged 20 and the star not too long ago opened up on Llŷr’s passing throughout an look on Frankie Bridge’s Open Thoughts podcast.
Alex admitted he is nonetheless “numb” and would “by no means recover from it”.
He defined: “It’s been a tricky few months, he handed on the twenty third of June so not that way back. I’m most likely nonetheless very a lot in a numb part.
“I went by means of the horror, shock, breakdown within the first few weeks. It was out of the blue solely. As an older brother, it’s robust to have a youthful sibling do this. He had a spot in medical college, he was as a consequence of begin this 12 months.
“I’ll by no means recover from it, I feel it’s going to take me a very long time to just accept it. It was very a lot out of the blue. I feel he was anxious about his examination outcomes however we actually didn’t assume he felt like that.”