Gary Barlow and his wife Dawn share moving tribute to his stillborn daughter Poppy


Gary Barlow shared a moving tribute to his stillborn daughter Poppy eight years later.The former Take That star, 49, admitted he and his wife Dawn were still ‘soldiers’ as they marked the anniversary on Tuesday.

Poppy was tragically stillborn in 2012 just days before Gary performed at the closing ceremony of the Olympics.

As the eighth anniversary approached, he shared an update after some of his loyal fans sent him messages of support.

Speaking to social media on Wednesday, he replied, “Thank you for all your kind posts yesterday – we continue to work. ”

The singer added a heartbroken emoji at the end of his post.

Gary and his wife Dawn have suffered the tragic loss of their stillborn daughter since 2012

In 2016 Gary suffered a breakdown due to the loss and revealed how much it impacted his family.

Writing in his biography A Better Me, Gary shared, “Poppy Barlow was born on the evening of Saturday August 4th, just before nine o’clock.

“When she was born, it was as if a light entered the room. It was lovely, it was beautiful, we both took turns hugging her and taking pictures. “

The singer spoke about the pain in his biography

He added: “It was one of the best hours of my life that I have ever lived amidst the most difficult times of my life. It was very powerful, that hour was.

“Poppy looked perfect and for an hour she was alive for us. She is in your arms, this beautiful little girl of ours, the sister of our three other children.

“Then reality rushes into the room and all the air leaves your lungs. It was as if someone had a hand pressed against my throat. The nurses start to get high and they want to take him away.

He thanked his fans for their support after receiving numerous messages on Instagram

“What we have experienced and seen in these 24 hours, no one should have to see or experience. ”

Following the traumatic event, Gary’s wife Dawn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Gary and Dawn are also the parents of Daisy, Emily and Daniel.

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