In Thursday's episode of 'dinner with...' on TV3, it becomes emotional, when the former footballer Allan Nielsen opens up one of his life's great sorrows.
When his wife, springrytteren Tina Lund, gave birth to the couple's daughter Lilly back in 2016, his father was seriously ill.
Just a week after that Lilly came into the world, died his father, Poul Nielsen - well that mark without Allan Nielsen, who lives in Dubai, along with Tina Lund, reached home to Denmark in time.
Just the grief, it was, not to say properly goodbye to his father, he opens up in the tv program.
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- There, where it went up for me, how far you are away, or that one is gone, it was when Tina would give birth to Lilly. She waited, and we came into the hospital, and at the same time, my father just came home from the hospital. He had cancer - lung cancer. He had been receiving treatment, but now he was come home, and he had made the bed up in the living room of his home in Denmark. Then he should relax, says Allan Nielsen in the program and will be clearly affected.
- I'm sitting in the hospital and to support Tina, and that I got the thoughts of life and death. The contrast is really sharp. Lilly, our daughter, struggling to get out of this world, and my father is struggling to be a little bit more, " says Allan Nielsen, who along with Tina Lund quickly came back in their permanent framework, with the little new in Dubai after the birth.
In the 'dinner with...' invites Allan Nielsen Jackie Navarro, Annemette Voss and Dan Andersen at the dinner. Photo: Bjorn Jakobsen/Chronically Group
Babylykken did not last long though, for soon after their return home from the hospital was Allan Nielsen a call from his sister, who told that their father's condition was deteriorating.
- My sister and brother-in-law and I agree, after my father has sent a greeting, where he just lifts his arm, we shall see how the night goes, and then I wake up in the morning, and I can see that my sister called late in the evening. Then the rush I me to call her, and she says that it's starting to go a little bad, and I begin to look for airfare, says a touched Allan Nielsen and continues:
- so, he goes out at six o'clock in the evening, where I have a flight at 11 o'clock from Dubai. Right there, I would the most like to be there. But there was also the case that Lilly was born, and I know that my father would have said that I just needed to be there for my wife and my child. I am not in doubt, says Allan Nielsen on.
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It was lung cancer that took the life of Poul Nielsen after a very short period of illness with treatments and hospitalizations in both Vejle, Odense and Esbjerg.
Allan Nielsen and Tina Lund has been dating since 2009. Photo: Mogens Flindt
Tina Lund and Allan Nielsen has been dating since 2009, and in 2011 was kendisparret married. In addition to their daughter Lilly, they have together a son, Louis on four.
in Addition, Allan Nielsen three daughters from his previous marriage to designer Rikkemai Nielsen.
Ekstra Bladet has tried to get a comment from Allan Nielsen, but it has at the time of writing not been possible.