WEST HAM star Michail Antonio has announced his dad has tragically passed away after seven years in and out of hospital due to illness.
The 30-year-old revealed he will be taking a break from social media as he urged his followers to pray for him and is family.
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Taking to his Instagram story, he said: “Over the last 7 years, my dad has been ill.
“In and out of hospital and now his life has come to its end.
“I’ve been getting messages and I’ve been getting phone calls so I just want to put this out and say I’m not going to be responding to people much or posting anything on Instagram until I feel like I’m ready to again.
“I want all of you to put my family in my prayers.”
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