John Bishop says loss of mum is 'pain like no other'

The comedian said he and his family are 'heartbroken'

John Bishop knows his TV show runs the risk of potentially offending people. (Matt Crossick/PA Images via Getty Images)
John Bishop's mum has died. (PA Images via Getty Images)

John Bishop has said he is feeling "a pain like no other" after the death of his mum.

The comedian posted a moving message on Instagram telling fans that he and his family were "heartbroken" after mum Kathy passed away.

Bishop, 56, shared a photo of him and his mother together as well as a clip of her watching him on stage.

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"Two weeks ago my mum came to see me in Mother Goose in Liverpool and joined in the sing a long at the end as I knew she would," he wrote.

"This morning we said goodbye to her and we will never hear her sing again.

"As a family we are heartbroken.

"She was a mother, a grandmother and a great grandmother and she loved us all."

Bishop said next week his mother would have been married to his dad for 62 years, and that they "had a love and a friendship that was beautiful to be around".

"We want to thank all of the brilliant staff at Whiston Hospital on ward 3C who could not have done more and provided exceptional care for us all," he went on.

"Anyone who has lost a parent will understand when I say it is a pain like no other. I will never have another mother but I will be eternally grateful for being lucky enough to have had the one I did."

"Good night Mum, you were our sunshine," he ended the emotional message.

19/9/15 With Love From Liverpool Concert. John Bishop
John Bishop said he was 'heartbroken'. (PA Images/Alamy)

Bishop's fans and celebrity friends sent condolences after the star shared his sad news.

Fellow comedian Alan Carr wrote: "Oh John. So sorry for your loss."

"Sending so much love xxx," said Strictly's Claudia Winkleman.

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Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid added a single red heart emoji.

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