The days leading up to a man’s daughter’s wedding is usually one of the best for the man, but for Thomas Markle Sr., this week couldn’t get any worse.
The former award-winning lighting director, whose daughter Meghan Markle will marry Prince Harry this Saturday, will have to head back to hospital due to serious chest pains triggered by the fallout over his deal with a paparazzi agency.
Markle Sr. was supposed to walk his daughter down the aisle in some days time, but he had to pull out because he suffered a heart attack some days ago, coupled with the scandal generated after it came to light that he made a deal with a paparazzi agency to have his photos taken for a fee.
Thomas Markle told TMZ he is hurting both physically and emotionally, and it looks like he’s going back to the hospital. He said he is experiencing serious chest pains, six days after he suffered a heart attack. He says the pains have been triggered by emotional upset. He specifically mentioned his oldest daughter, Samantha Grant, who has been shading Meghan in the weeks leading up to the wedding.
Thomas told TMZ, “I’ve been popping Valium for the pain, especially when I hear about my oldest daughter.”
He also said he has not heard from Meghan since it emerged that he has decided not to go to the wedding and give her away. Markle Sr. thinks Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland, is a good choice for walking Meghan down the aisle.
He says he checked out of General Hospital in Mexico a few days ago, which he says is a “charity hospital,” but he feels he needs to go to another hospital soon because he’s worried he might be on the verge of another heart attack. The coronary he suffered 6 days ago was his second.