Denise Welch spends her 63rd birthday at dad's hospital bedside after breaking down in tears on Loose Women

DENISE Welch has been heartbroken after her dad was confined to a hospital bed – breaking down in tears speaking about it on Loose Women.

Today the star she spent her 63rd birthday by his bedside calling the day "bittersweet".

She wrote on Instagram that she had been with her dad Vin on Saturday, which was also the anniversary of her mother Annie's death.

Denise's dad had gallbladder removal surgery, just days after she broke down on Loose Women, saying: "I can't bear it any more."

She wrote: "So today I’m 63. 63!!!! But although things are tough at the minute I feel physically and mentally stronger than I have for years."

Denise added: "But of course today May 22nd is also the anniversary of my mum Annie’s death so it’s always bittersweet.

"I miss her every day and would love her to have lived to have seen how my sobriety has changed my life and the lives of those who love me.

"I also wish she’d known Lincoln and known that he would look after me and keep me safe. @debbiededes and I are so lucky to have the parents we have had.

"To those asking after our dad, the legend that is Vin Welch, thank you.

"After months of no appetite and extreme weight loss, he has had complications after very difficult gallbladder removal surgery and has been very poorly indeed.

"But he is the most amazing man and is slowly making his comeback. I’m spending my birthday today with him in hospital and will tell him about all the love for him that has poured in.

"He’s had postoperative delirium which I’d never heard of before and is more common than I thought and I’m looking further into. It’s been a tough few weeks for my family but I’m grateful for them all.

"I must also today send so much love to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the Manchester arena bombing 4 yrs ago today and those who are still living with the mental scars."

She signed off: "A long post but heartfelt ❤️❤️❤️."

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