Dr Alex George gets support from Ruth Langsford as he opens up about grief following brother’s death

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After tragically losing his brother Llŷr to suicide in July 2020, Dr Alex George has shared a post about his experience with grief.

The NHS frontline worker, who recently got the Covid-19 vaccine, took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message about the loss of his brother.

Alongside a picture of himself in his work uniform, the 30 year old wrote: "Grief hits you like a brick at times.

"Driving to work today and it really hit me really hard. I feel so sad at times. I really miss my brother," he said alongside a blue heart emoji.

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"I am sharing this because it's ok to feel sad. It's ok to cry. Miss you mate x."

Alex received support from Ruth Langsford, who lost her sister Julie to mental health in 2019.

She commented: "Oh Alex….I know that feeling so well. Grief is the price we pray for love. Sending you a HUGE hug."

A grateful Alex responded the supportive message and said: "Thank you Ruth x," with two blue heart emojis.

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As well as Ruth, the doctor's other celebrity pals took to the comments section to send their love and well wishes.

Union J singer Josh Cuthbert commented: "ITS OK NOT TO BE OK," with a red heart emoji.

Alexandra Burke expressed: "Grief is so difficult but you are only human for FEELING. You've been doing an incredible job helping so many others, Alex.

"Allow those emotions to pass through, deeply uncomfortable I know but they will be lighter days."

While Jack Fincham posted: "Love you mate."

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The former Love Island star, who said it was 'pretty rough at the moment' at his hospital, announced his brother Llŷrtragic death on 24 July with a heartbreaking post on Instagram.

"I can't believe I'm actually writing this post. I have lost my beautiful little brother to mental health. I love you so much Llŷr," he penned.

"The kindest and most caring soul. I was so proud of you starting medical school next month, you would have been the most incredible doctor.

"We are hurting so bad. No words can explain. As a family we are devastated. We love you and miss you so much. Please rest in peace X Our boy."

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