Celebrity Charity: The X Factor star Rhydian Roberts admits he is ‘sick to his core’ as he reveals his mother is in a ‘critical condition’ after a bad fall
Published: 11:58 EDT, 15 September 2019 | Updated: 12:35 EDT, 15 September 2019
X Factor series four runner up Rhydian Roberts has revealed his mother is in a ‘critical condition’ in hospital after a ‘severe fall’.
The Welshman, 36, took to Twitter to inform his 13k followers of the bad news.
He wrote: ‘My sweet mum is in a critical condition in hospital after a severe fall. I feel sick to my core and devastated.
Sad news: The Welshman, 36, took to Twitter to inform his 13k followers of the bad news, he is pictured with his mother Angela
‘Please pray for her, I know she’d appreciate it. Her name is Angela.’
Rhydian has released several albums since The X Factor and is currently promoting his latest release, The Long Road, along with doing a lot of pantomime work.
He is extremely close to his mother Angela who never missed a single live show during his X Factor run in 2007.
She even came out in his defence when he finished behind Leon Jackson, telling the South Wales Echo: ‘We are just asking the nation to let it go and move on. The competition is over.
‘We give our very best to Leon as a family and look forward to Rhydian’s own career developing as it should.’
Ill-fated: Rhydian during his performance in the X Factor final in 2007 before he lost out to eventual winner Leon Jackson
He wrote on Twitter of his mother, pictured with his farger: ‘My sweet mum is in a critical condition in hospital after a severe fall. I feel sick to my core and devastated’
Sharing the news: He is extremely close to his mother Angela who never missed a single live show during his X Factor run in 2007
On the first day of August, Rhydian raved about his mother, director of the Crossroads Caring for Carers charity in Cardiff, on his Twitter page.
He wrote: ‘Caught up with my mum yesterday. I’ve only seen her twice in over a year. Time with Ange is precious to me. She is a magnificent gem in my life and pretty much anyone she comes into contact with.
‘Treated both Mum and Dad to a sunny lunch in #Brecon yesterday. Twas lovely #home’
Most recently, Rhydian was in the news after being linked to the Roxanne Pallet punchgate scandal where she accused ex boyfriend Ryan Thomas of punching her.
She said while on Celebrity Big Brother that he ‘punched me six times in the ribs’.
Rhydian was due to star in Chester’s Cinderella production with Roxanne before she was axed from the role, with the Welshman replying to a tweet from a fan who said it was a ‘shame’ he had to work with her.
He replied with a picture of a harness and a go-pro – indicating he would be filming all of his interactions with Roxanne.
Previous: Rhydian Roberts (far left) and Roxanne Pallett (far right) starred in the Rocky Horror tour together