Sunrise host Natalie Barr bursts into tears live on The Morning Show as she remembers her late father Jim’s battle with heart disease
Natalie Barr broke down Wednesday on The Morning Show as she spoke about losing her late father Jim to heart disease 20 years ago.
The 53-year-old Sunrise host appeared on Channel Seven’s morning show to help raise awareness of the Heart Foundation.
As return-to-screen images of Natalie and her late father scrolled, she became overcome with emotion and burst into tears.
Emotional: Sunrise host Natalie Barr burst into tears live on The Morning Show on Wednesday as she remembered her late father Jim’s battle with heart disease
“I thought I could do it, I’m sorry,” Natalie said, as she struggled to speak.
“Oh Nat, that’s seeing the pictures, isn’t it?” Said host Kylie Gillies, consoling her colleague.
Natalie went on to say that heart disease “destroys families”.
Memories: As return footage scrolled across the screen of Natalie and her late father, she became overwhelmed with emotion and burst into tears (pictured together)
“Fifty people die of heart disease every day… our family went through this 20 years ago and like many, many, many Australian families, it destroys your family and you never forget it and never really get over it.” , she said. .
“That’s why I support this cause. “
She went on to say that there are preventative measures people can take to fight heart disease.
“We can do things to prevent heart disease, we can try to eat as healthily as possible, try to exercise and have our blood pressure checked,” she explained.
Preventive: She went on to say that there are preventative measures people can take to fight heart disease. She appeared on Channel Seven’s morning show to help raise awareness of the Heart Foundation
Natalie lost her father Jim 20 years ago when he was 61 to left ventricular failure [heart failure].
In 2019, Natalie spoke about her father’s death to the Daily Telegraph and described it as the “worst day” of her life.
At the time, she was six months pregnant with her eldest son Lachlan, now 17.
“I was home after reading the latest news when I got a call saying my dad had passed away. It was the worst day of my life, ”she said.
“My father Jim had died of left ventricular failure, according to the report. You never forget these things. He has been gone for 18 years and I am still angry.
“He came with me to the ultrasound of my first son, Lachlan, and had never been before. He took the picture with him and showed his friends at the golf club, telling them ‘this is my grandson’ – he was so excited. ‘
Jim complained of heartburn after playing golf with friends and tragically died hours later.
Natalie said her “only regret” was that he couldn’t convince him to quit smoking.
For more information, please visit the Heart Foundation website.
So sad: In 2019, Natalie spoke about her father’s death to the Daily Telegraph and described it as the “worst day” of her life. At the time, she was six months pregnant with her eldest son Lachlan, now 17.