Coronation Street star, Kym Marsh has touchingly opened up about her son Archie, who passed away in 2009.
Referring to cast-mate Bill Roache’s recent revelation that he’d dealt with his daughter’s death through spirituality, the Michelle Connor actress, who tragically lost her son as he died 18 weeks premature, exclusively revealed that she could relate.
“I know Bill gets a lot of comfort from it. I don’t have a strong belief in an organised religion but I do believe there’s a higher power that I often refer to as God,” she wrote.
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“When I think of my late son Archie, I like to think his spirit is around me and when anyone’s going through anything tough, like a procedure in hospital, I do say to them: ‘I’ll get Archie to go and sit on your shoulder.’
“A lot of people take comfort in thinking there’s something out there and I understand why, especially when you’re dealing with the loss of a child.”
The soap star, 41, previously said her heart would “never heal” after Archie died moments after he was born on 11 February 2009.
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Taking to Instagram in Februrary to mark nine years since he passed away, Kym shared a black and white photo of a shrine to her late son alongside a devastating message.
“9 years ago today our lives changed forever. Our hearts will never heal and our tears will always fall because we miss you so much. I am so proud to have been your mummy,” she wrote.
“I wish we were having a party today with balloons and presents, I wish I had got to see your smile and hold your hand. I wish I could kiss your face and hug you tightly. I wish I had heard your voice. I wish I had been able to pick you up when you had fallen, put plasters on your knees, dry your tears.
“I wish I wish I wish you were here. You are always in our hearts my beautiful boy. Happy birthday. We miss you and love you so very much. Have fun up there today little one Mummy loves you.”
Kym’s touching comments about her late son come as Bill Roache claimed he got over the death of his daughter in “days” thanks to spiritualism.
The dad-of-five – who has starred in the ITV soap since its very first episode – took just 10 days off of work when his eldest daughter died age 50 following liver failure.