Michael Mosley's wife shares heartbreaking new statement: 'We're trying to put our lives back together'

Michael Mosley and Clare Bailey
-Credit: (Image: drclarebailey/Instagram)

Clare Bailey, the wife of the late Dr Michael Mosley, has posted a heartbreaking new statement following the tragic death of her husband last month.

Clare, a GP and nutritionist, posted the touching message on Thursday, 11 July, the day before the BBC will remember the respected TV doctor in a special Just One Thing Day tribute, in honour of his BBC Radio 4 podcast.

"We are trying to put our lives back together without Michael and it’s very hard," she wrote in the touching post on her Instagram page. "Not all the time. We can smile and laugh too. As well as comfort each other.

"Grief can feel overwhelming. Light and beautiful. Catch you by surprise. Feel like the weight of a stone or a sharp pain. It changes unexpectedly."

Clare Bailey and Michael Mosley
Clare posted some lovely family photos of her and Michael -Credit:drclarebailey/Instagram

"As people often say, it’s a journey, not all sad and you take each day at a time," she continued.

"The extraordinary outpouring of grief and gratitude for Michael and how he has changed so many lives is very moving, including the heartfelt thoughts and kindness extended to us as a family, for which we are incredibly grateful."

Dr Michael, who worked on the likes of This Morning and The One Show, was confirmed dead after an extensive search of the Greek island of Symi, where the couple were on holiday. He was last seen by his wife on the Agios Nikolaos beach on Wednesday, 5 June, but his body was then found four days later, on 9 June, near a cave complex known locally as "The Abyss".

Search operation for Dr Michael Mosley in Symi, Greece
A huge search operation was launched by Greek authorities in the hunt for the missing doctor -Credit:Tim Merry/Mirror Express

After the body was recovered, Clare revealed he'd taken a wrong path and collapsed, likely due to the intense Greek heat.

In her new statement, which was posted alongside a carousel of photographs of the couple, Clare vowed to continue to share her late husband's "positive message".

She wrote: "We sincerely hope that we can continue to share his positive message going forward. Because while we are learning to live without Michael, he is ever-present through the lives that he touched and the difference he made.

"The BBC’s celebration of Michael’s life tomorrow with ‘Just One Thing Day’ is wonderful. A day dedicated to the impact he had on people’s lives and to celebrate his legacy within broadcasting and beyond – it's humbling and delightful all at once. We are so grateful."

Michael Mosley with his wife Clare Bailey
Michael Mosley's wife Clare Bailey has paid tribute to her late husband -Credit:Maureen McLean/REX/Shutterstock

Tomorrow, his colleagues at the BBC will ask the public to honour the late presenter in a special Just One Thing Day tribute.

Speaking about the plans, Mohit Bakaya, Director of Speech and Controller of BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra, said: "He was a hugely well-liked and widely admired colleague within radio and TV, so it is no surprise that so many programmes across the BBC have been keen to share their support for Michael as part of 'Just One Thing Day'.

"I hope audiences will be similarly inspired to join us to do 'Just One Thing' in memory of Michael."