GB News: Samantha Markle gives update on father’s stroke – ‘could have been fatal’


MEGHAN MARKLE’s sister has told GB News presenter Dan Wootton that she is “thankful to God” after her father Thomas survived a stroke which “could have been fatal”.

Ms Markle said that it was “hard for me to talk about” but that her father was doing better.

She said: “He’s doing better. He’s in good spirits and you know it’s still hard for me to talk about because he’s been through so much – the heart attack, a pandemic, a stroke.

“I don’t think he saw it coming but he’s doing better, he’s in good spirits.

Samantha Markle

Samantha Markle said her father’s stroke “could have been fatal” (Image: GB News )

Dan Wootton

Dan Wootton asked Samantha how her father was (Image: GB News )

“I’m just so thankful to God that I called him when I did because he was slurring his speech, he couldn’t talk.

“I feel like had we not got emergency care right away, it could have been fatal, so I feel really blessed that he’s getting some of his strength back.”

Ms Markle told GB News about her father’s prognosis and how badly the stroke had affected him.

She added: “It’s going to take several, maybe six months, maybe a year to get his speech back.

Samantha Markle

Samantha Markle said she was “thankful for god” (Image: GB News )

Samantha Markle

Samantha Markle was visibly emotional during the interview (Image: GB News )

“But you know when you’re almost 80 years old, there’s less plasticity and things are more difficult.

“So he has the memory of the words and the associations, the stroke was on the right side of the brain, so the damage was on the left and he’s left handed.

“But it also impaired his speech and his ability to swallow.

Samantha Markle

Samantha Markle said it could take a year for her father to get his speech back (Image: GB News )

“We’re not, we’re walking on eggshells and sad and having a tough time but he’s being our trooper.”


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