AceShowbiz - Actor Rob Delaney will forever be a "lifetime work in progress" as he continues to grieve the loss of his young son to cancer.
The "Deadpool 2" star and his wife Leah were left heartbroken by the death of two-year-old Henry, who passed away in January, 2018, just seven months before the couple became parents for the fourth time.
Delaney has been open about how he's been dealing with the tragedy, and during an appearance at the Rainbow Trust's Trust In Fashion fundraiser in London on Monday, March 18, he admitted it's been a constant emotional struggle to keep his spirits up.
"I'm a mess," he confessed to the Evening Standard. "My child died 14 months ago and I'm basically a bag of wet rubbish. I need a lot of help.
"It has been very hard. It comes in waves. I've learned to not control how the waves come. Right now, I'm sad a lot".
Delaney, who also stars in British sitcom Catastrophe, decided to use his family's heartache to try and help others experiencing similar tough situations work through their own feelings.
"The reason I'm being honest with you and not trying to impress you, and make you think I'm cool or that I'm a tough guy, or maybe working through loss in an inspiring way, is that I have found that if a bereaved parent or bereaved sibling reads this, I want them to know that it's OK that they feel terrible, sad, confused and so brutally humbled," he explained.
"I've been sad and angry and I am telling you that just in case somebody else who has suffered a terrible loss reads this - so they don't feel like some a**hole from TV has it all together. I am a lifetime work in progress".
Delaney, 42, had previously gone public with his boy's brain tumour diagnosis in 2016. The tot underwent surgery, but the cancer returned in late 2017, when they were connected with charity officials from the Rainbow Trust, which supports families with seriously ill children.
Rob and Leah are also parents to three other sons.