Robbie Williams’ dad Pete Conway was rushed to hospital on Monday after suffering a painful fall.
The entertainer, 72, who suffers from Parkison’s disease, took to Twitter to share that he was in pain after the incident – which lead to a broken bone in his spine.
Admitting: ‘I’ve had better days’, he also shared two pictures from the back of the ambulance while keeping his 13.1K followers updated.
Explaining the injury, Pete wrote: ‘Yesterday I had a fall and broke a bone in my spine..(yes, it hurts)… and I spent all day today in hospital. I’ve had better days.’
While the veteran entertainer, who is also a professional singer like his son, went on to add that Parkinsons is a ‘nuisance’ as he referenced his battle with the disease.
‘I’ve had better days’: Robbie Williams’ dad Pete is rushed to hospital in an ambulance after suffering a painful fall
Pete shared one picture from the back of the ambulance with the paramedics who had come to his rescue.
While the tweet also featured another of him in hospital recovering with a face covering on.
Back in 2020, Robbie revealed that his dad had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s – as the pair were seperated due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Speaking to The Mirror at the time, the Angels singer explained: ‘We’ve got a lot of family issues right now. My dad has got Parkinson’s, my mother-in-law who I love dearly has got a very big illness. We can’t get to them. My dad is thousands of miles away.’
Robbie added: ‘My mum is just a year short of 80 and she’s in isolation and I can see the things whirling in her mind and her eyes going.’
The singer is currently on tour across Europe and will undoubtably have worries for his father, who is based in UK city Stoke-on-Trent.
Pete shares famous son Robbie with his ex-wife Janet, who he split from back in 1977. While the pair also share daughter Sally, who is 11 years Robbie’s senior.
And it appears that performing talent runs in the family, as the former Take That star has been joined by his father Pete many times on stage for duets.
Runs in the family: Pete, who sufferes from Parkinson’s disease, has often been known to join his famous son Robbie on stage for show-stopping duets (pictured in 2019)
Aid: Pete shared one picture from the back of the ambulance with the paramedics who had come to his rescue following the fall this week
Explaining the injury, he wrote: ‘Yesterday I had a fall and broke a bone in my spine..(yes, it hurts)… and I spent all day today in hospital. I’ve had better days’
Back in 2019, a year before his Parkinson’s diagnosis, Pete joined Robbie on stage in Las Vegas to sing Sweet Caroline to a roaring audience.
While a source close to shared in 2020 that Pete was in good health and was singing at many of Robbie’s shows that year.
Parkinson’s causes muscle stiffness, slowness of movement, tremors, sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, an impaired quality of life and can lead to severe disability.
(Pete pictured with Robbie and his wife Ayda Field)
Robbie previously shared his worry for both of his parents during an interview with The Sun, sharing: ‘They’re of that age that is very vulnerable to what is going on, so I am speaking to them on the phone daily.’
And while he’s been known to boast a worldwide property portfolio, Robbie is mostly thought to live in £17.5 million mansion in Kensington, West London, with his wife Ayda Field and their children.
They share children Theodora, nine, Charlton, seven, Coco, three, and two-year-old Beau
WHAT IS PARKINSON’S DISEASE?
Parkinson’s disease affects one in 500 people, and around 127,000 people in the UK live with the condition.
Figures also suggest one million Americans also suffer.
It causes muscle stiffness, slowness of movement, tremors, sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, an impaired quality of life and can lead to severe disability.
It is a progressive neurological condition that destroys cells in the part of the brain that controls movement.
Sufferers are known to have diminished supplies of dopamine because nerve cells that make it have died.
There is currently no cure and no way of stopping the progression of the disease, but hundreds of scientific trials are underway to try and change that.
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