‘I want someone to talk to’: Joe Wicks breaks down in tears and admits he’s ‘feeling so low’ after England is plunged into lockdown… as he urges fans to ‘speak out if they’re struggling’
- The fitness enthusiast, 34, took to Instagram to share an emotional video on Monday night
- Joe admitted he was ‘feeling low’ following news England would be placed in lockdown for the third time, with all non-essential business and schools closed
- He broke down in tears as he reflected on families struggling to make ends meet due to the pandemic
- He urged his followers to speak out if they were struggling, and reminded fans his PE with Joe series would be returning on Monday January 11
- Joe raised thousands for NHS charities and was praised by many for his PE series which kept children active during the first lockdown
Joe Wicks broke down in tears on Monday night as he admitted he was ‘feeling so low’ after it was announced England would be plunged into its third lockdown.
The fitness enthusiast, 34, who has kept spirits high with his online workouts and PE with Joe series since the pandemic began in March, shared an emotional Instagram video admitted he was struggling following news of yet more restrictions.
Joe urged his followers to speak out if they were feeling low as he reflected on families struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic, reminding them to try and stay active despite being ordered to stay at home.
Moving: Joe Wicks broke down in tears on Monday night as he admitted he was ‘feeling so low’ after it was announced England would be plunged into its third lockdown
Joe, who has been praised for keeping children active while schools were closed during the pandemic, told fans: ‘For me personally, I’m so emotional. I’m thinking about all the people out there that are struggling and that have got families and kids, living in tiny little flats, who can’t afford healthy food and heating.
‘I was one of those kids, I was living in a council flat 30 years ago when I was a kid. I was one of [those] people and I can’t help but feel for these families and businesses that are struggling.’
Reminding fans that exercise is an easy way to lift their mood, he added: ‘I suppose I want people to know we’re all going through this, we all feel emotional we all feel sensitive, angry and frustrated and really confused about the whole thing and I just want people to know you need to exercise…
Inspiring: The fitness enthusiast has kept spirits high with his online workouts and PE with Joe series since the pandemic began in March
‘You need to look after your mental health, you might just be in a low headspace and have issues with your mental health and you don’t want to exercise, it might be the last thing you want to do but it will get you through the day.
‘I can’t stress how important it is this year to be exercising and moving your body and going out, just do something.’
Joe then confirmed he’d be bringing back his PE series starting on Monday January 11, streaming three times a week so children could keep moving while schools were closed.
Difficult: Joe urged his followers to speak out if they were feeling low as he reflected on families struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic
Fighting back tears, Joe added: ‘I just want someone to talk to to be honest I just want to talk to you to see how you’re all feeling, I know there’s a vaccine but it just feels so far away still…
‘I was sitting here with Indie on my lap and I said we’re in this lovely house and I can look after you and keep you warm and there are so many parents that can’t do that right now that breaks my heart.
‘I think about other people that are struggling and it must be so much harder, losing jobs and you can’t go to work and you can’t pay the bills.
‘It’s hit me tonight how long this has gone on, you can be the most positive upbeat person and it’ll catch you, it’ll hit you like that.
‘Tonight it’s really kind of… it’s just affecting so many people in so many different ways. I’m constantly doing things I’m constantly keeping myself busy, I don’t really like the process of what I’m doing, the whole world is going through this and I don’t know what to say, it’s OK to not be this strong person all the time.’
Sad: Fighting back tears he added: ‘It’s hit me tonight how long this has gone on, you can be the most positive upbeat person and it’ll catch you, it’ll hit you like that’
Determined: Joe urged his followers to speak to others if they’re struggling and try to keep fit during the lockdown, saying he hopes to send ‘love and positivity’ through his workouts
Joe urged his followers to speak to others if they’re struggling and try to keep fit during the lockdown, saying he hopes to send ‘love and positivity’ through his workouts.
Posting the live to social media he penned the caption: ‘It’s OK to feel emotional. Sending lots of love and positivity to you all.’
Later Joe took to Instagram Stories to thank fans for their messages of support, admitting that while he didn’t plan on crying during the emotional video, he was feeling much better.
He said: ‘Well that was a little bit emotional and I didn’t plan on crying on a live Instagram but you’ve got to let it out don’t you?
‘There’s no point bottling it up and you feel lighter. It is good to talk even it no one’s talking back but I think it opens up dialogue I’m getting a lot of DMs from people saying they feel the same, and showing a bit of emotion.
Thank you! Later he took to Instagram Stories to thank fans for their messages of support, admitting that while he didn’t plan on crying, he was feeling much better
‘Thanks for tuning in and your DM’s I feel like eating a bowl of cereal and watching a bit of TV.’
On Monday he announced that his PE series would be returning, telling fans on Instagram: ‘PE with Joe is back Monday 11th January at 9AM (UK time).
‘Please Retweet and let as many parents and schools as possible know. The sessions will be live Mon, Wed & Fri’s at 9AM on YouTube.’
He also shared a video of himself explaining why he is reinstating the online classes, aimed to keep children and fit when schools are closed. Hello to all the parents and teachers out there. I’m bringing PE With Joe back.
‘I’m sorry I can’t commit to all five days. I’m hoping three days is going to help young children and family get through this difficult time when schools are closed, to bring some energy, change their mood, lift their spirits and their mental health. Just kick their day off with something positive.
At it again! On Monday Joe announced that his PE series would be returning on Monday 11 January, and he’d be streaming three sessions a week for children holed up at home
‘Share this message, let your schools and your friends and family, and anyone with young children [know].
‘I’m really looking forward to it. They’re going to be 20 minutes long, so nice and short. Focused on exercise for young children. Suitable for all ages. Similar to what I did during the first lockdown, but much shorter.
‘I hope to see you there on Monday with the kids.’
Joe has also just launched his new app, which has reportedly made him more than £9million in a week.
The Body Coach app was launched on iPhone and iPad platforms at the start of December at a discounted price of £69.99, down from the usual cost of £89.99.
It has now been claimed the product has been ‘raking’ in around £46,000 an hour after 130,000 people signed up between Christmas and the New Year.
What a start to 2021! Joe has also just launched his new app, which has reportedly made him more than £9 million in a week
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