To make sure he is all the time reminded of the particular bond the pair had shared, Roman Kemp had a tribute inked on his leg in reminiscence of his finest pal the producer of his Capital FM radio present, Joe Lyons.
Roman’s life modified drastically from a devastating discovery whereas he was stay on air in August 2020.
On that fateful day, the radio presenter seen that his finest pal Joe was not at work.
It wasn’t lengthy after when information of Joe’s heartbreaking suicide despatched shockwaves throughout the radio studio, and later, the nation.
Naturally, the information fully broke Roman and their mutual mates, making him take break day work to digest the devastating actuality.
However though Joe is now not round, Roman all the time has him proper beside him after dedicating a tattoo in his honour.
The radio presenter revealed to followers on Instagram he copied a tattoo Joe had on his calf of a hen carrying a rose that he had all the time teased him about.
“Joe had this tattoo and I all the time used to say it was terrible and regarded like a pigeon,” he instructed his followers.
The subsequent image on Roman’s Instagram story was a photograph of him exhibiting off his contemporary inking – which is an actual copy of Joe’s design.
“So I received it in the identical spot,” he shared earlier than posting a facet by facet shot of their now matching tattoos.
Roman has been open about how tough it has been to beat such heartbreaking information.
Talking about dropping Joe, he beforehand stated: “I misplaced my best possible pal, my brother.
“He is been by my facet work-wise and all through my social life. Joe Lyons, or as different individuals would know him – Producer Joe.”
“It ripped my entire life aside and I couldn’t perceive it,” he added about Joe’s sudden demise.
“I could not perceive what had occurred. It ripped my life, his entire household and his shut mates, our crew, all the things.”
In a bid to boost consciousness for psychological wellbeing and suicide prevention, Roman is the face of a brand new BBC Three documentary that can discover male suicide and psychological well being.
BBC confirmed that Twofour, which is a part of ITV Studios, has commissioned to supply one-hour documentary titled Our Silent Emergency.
Talking about his new challenge, Roman stated: “There’s a rising psychological well being disaster happening proper now, and with out the suitable assist, the outcomes might be tragic.
“I hope that by making this documentary for BBC Three we will carry consideration to a topic that affects hundreds of younger males throughout the nation, and present that there are methods to achieve those that are struggling and wish our assist.”
The quick movie sees Roman take a more in-depth take a look at the difficulty and stigma round males’s psychological well being – focusing notably on his technology.
He explores what might be completed to assist these in want get the assistance they want and the presenter finds out the heartbreaking influence suicide can have on shut family and friends.
Roman goals to boost consciousness of suicide in his new documentary and needs to offer an answer to those that are in determined want.
*Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency airs on Tuesday on BBC One at 9pm.
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