Meghan Markle‘s father has suffered a major health issue according to new reports.
The estranged father of the Duchess of Sussex, Thomas Markle, was recently hospitalized ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee celebrations next month.
Meghan Markle’s Father Thomas Hospitalized
As reported by TMZ, on Monday night, Thomas was rushed to the hospital by ambulance after he was feared to have suffered a stroke.
The incident happened around 9:30 pm and Thomas was reportedly not able to speak with the paramedics because of how severe his condition was.
He had to write down his symptoms and was seen being wheeled off with an oxygen mask strapped to his face.
It’s unsure the state of Thomas’ health, but a close friend revealed to the publication that he’s still hospitalized. His daughter is yet to publicly comment on the incident and neither have her reps.
On the other hand, Meghan’s half-sister Samantha markle has released a statement about her father’s well-being.
While speaking to Daily Mail, she said, “My father is recovering in hospital. We ask for privacy for the family, for his health and wellbeing. He just needs peace and rest. Godspeed.
She continued, “We are praying. He just needs some rest. It’s a travesty how much he’s been tortured and how much he’s had to go through thanks to my sister’s disregard the past few years. That is unforgivable.”
Thomas’ health scare comes weeks before Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee celebrations for her 96th birthday celebration.
The 77-year-old shared that he was going to be present at the celebration in the United Kingdom, but it’s unsure if that will remain the case with his recent condition.
This isn’t the first time Thomas has made headlines for health troubles. Back in 2018 before his daughter’s iconic wedding to Prince Harry, the father-of-three suffered two heart attacks.
At the time, he was under fire for sharing staged photos of him preparing to attend the nuptials to the paparazzi.
The “Suits” Alum Was Sued By Her Half-Sister
Meghan Markle is being sued by her half-sister Samantha over the Oprah Winfrey interview. https://t.co/CEJNUZXYNn
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 3, 2022
Thomas’ stroke comes months after his second daughter made headlines for suing Meghan for defamation.
As The Blast reported, Samantha is taking her sister to court over the bombshell truths she dropped during her headline-making sit-down with Oprah Winfrey in 2021.
During the discussion, the “Suits” actress touched on her broken relationship with her father and her sister.
While addressing reports of Samantha’s book, “The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister,” Meghan stated that she had no form of relationship with her half-sister.
“I think it would be very hard to tell all when you don’t know me… I don’t feel comfortable talking about people I really don’t know,” the now-mother-of-two told Oprah.
Meghan claimed that she grew up as an only child and only saw her half-sister a handful of times, the last of which was 19 years before the interview.
As a result of Meghan’s remarks in the CBS interview, Samantha claims her book sales were greatly hampered by the spread of lies.
In the lawsuit, Samantha accused her half-sister of portraying a “rags to riches” narrative in order to garner sympathy from the public.
She also claimed Meghan painted her father and half-sister to be leeches who were dragging her career as a member of the royal family through the mud.
Samantha tackled the duchess’ claims that she only changed her surname to Markle after the former actress wed Prince Harry amongst other reports.
EXCLUSIVE Meghan’s father Thomas Markle has suffered a major stroke and is receiving emergency treatment in an American hospital, his daughter Samantha confirms to me in a searing and emotional statement criticising the Duchess of Sussex.https://t.co/a7MvRRfk17
— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) May 24, 2022
It remains unsure what Samatha hopes to achieve with the defamation lawsuit or if she’s seeking a specified amount of damages.
However, she strongly asserted that the “lies” her sister told in the Winfrey interview have strongly hurt her life, resulting in emotional and mental distress.
As expected, Meghan didn’t publicly comment on the lawsuit, and no update has surfaced about a possible trial.