Gary Barlow has paid a touching tribute to his late daughter Poppy, as he and his wife Dawn marked the eighth anniversary of her death.
The Take That star tragically lost his daughter in 2012, when she was delivered stillborn at full-term.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the singer shared a photo of himself and Dawn stating that they would “solider on”.
“Thank you for all your kind messages yesterday – we soldier on ????” he wrote.
Gary previously opened up about the painful experience in his 2018 autobiography – A Better Me.
The heartbroken couple were given an hour to spend time with Poppy after she was delivered: “It was one of the best hours of my life I’ve ever experienced in the midst of the hardest time of my life.”
“It was very powerful, that hour was,” he wrote,” Then the reality comes rushing into the room and all the air leaves your lungs. It felt like someone had a hand held tight at my throat.”
“The nurses start hovering and they want to take her away. What we experienced and saw over those 24 hours, no-one should have to see or have to go through,” the 49-year-old added.
At the time of the tragedy, Gary released a heartbreaking statement reading: “Dawn and I are devastated to announce that we’ve lost our baby. Poppy Barlow was delivered stillborn on August 4 in London.”
“Our focus now is giving her a beautiful funeral and loving our three children with all our hearts. We’d ask at this painful time that our privacy be respected.”
Gary and Dawn share three children together – Daniel, Emily, and Daisy.
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