“There is life beyond the shadow of grief. […] like most men, I wanted to fix it. But I couldn’t. I had to accept that only time would heal that scar. As anyone who has been through it knows, it’s a tough road to walk. I didn’t want to talk to anyone. I felt isolated. I was angry, disappointed, and bitter. And eventually, it became clear that I was experiencing depression for the first time.”Simon Thomas from Love, Interrupted
Simon Thomas has been a highly successful TV broadcaster for nearly 20 years – starting as a Blue Peter presenter in 1999, followed by twelve years as an anchor for Sky Sports; eventually fronting their flagship Premier League football coverage. He is a lifelong Norwich City fan and now the proud President of the charity Bloodwise UK, a cause extremely close to his heart.
In November 2017, Simon Thomas’s life was thrown into turmoil. His wife, Gemma, died suddenly from acute myeloid leukaemia. Left to care for their young son, Ethan, on his own, he resigned from Sky Sports and put all his efforts into helping them both through the most difficult year of their lives.
In 2019, he published the first edition of this book (Love, Interrupted), in which – with searing honesty – he recounted that first year of loss and grief that he felt not only for himself but also for his son Ethan.
But grief evolves; its rawness becomes less brutal and time offers space to reflect and consider what has passed and recognise that our experience with grief changes. Love, Interrupted is a moving story of love, loss, faith, and family.