Chris Maloney says he is “heartbroken” as he marked his nan’s birthday, just months after her death.
X Factor star Chris took to social media to share a tribute to his Nana Pat on what would have been her 81st birthday.
Chris, 41 shared a photo of him and his grandmother to Instagram and wrote an emotional post.
He said: “Happy birthday to “Mar” my gorgeous grandmother. Sadly its your 1st birthday in heaven.
“My heart is totally broken and it headaches so much every day, I’m trying to find the strength to piece it back together until we see each other again.
“Miss you so much it hurts xx.”
Chris’ grandmother was a big supporter of his career career, inviting X Factor film crews and his then mentor Gary Barlow into her house as part of his homecoming trip in December 2012.
In 2016, Pat suffered a brain aneurysm. She was later discharged.
She passed away in September, with Chris sharing the devastating news with his fans.
Writing on Twitter, Chris said: “My heart is now officially broken, my beautiful Grandmother passed away this afternoon and my life will never be the same again.
“I will never get over this hurt. RIP Mar until we meet again xx.”
He added: “Thank you so much to ALL the doctors, nurse’s and staff @AintreeHospital who did all they could to save my Grandmother, you did an incredible job. My sincere gratitude xx.